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While we celebrate

10 October 2014, 21:37 Jibunor George Chuks

I don't blame anyone who don't see any reason to celebrate Nigeria the big country at 54years. A dad at 54 who has not provided a good quality education, basic amenity for a single child that he has; is never to call a 70% caring dad. He must be referred as a lazy and inconsiderate dad.

Nigerian governments are the only ones celebrating independence because life condition in the country is good and fair for them. Posed in-front of a big cake iced in Nigerian colour and dressed in the colours of green white green; its never a bad one, but when 60% of people you are governing are not happy, they are suffering, of what need then is the celebration?

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Many civil servants work around the clock from Monday to Friday five times in a week which makes 20 times plus 3 additional days; that's 23 times in a month and collects 70 thousand Naira a month. When there are people who only meets four times in a month and collects more than 500 hundred thousand Naira a month as a salary for no work.

Then, tell me what the masses should celebrate for? Why does the government pay for most expenses of its people in power, even as they receive heavy salaries? Its unfair share, no how people can be happy when only the government is getting the lion share and the masses that they are leading are getting the ant share. Schooling seems to be a waste of time when a BSC holder will collect 60,000 Naira per month and a councillor with ordinary school certificate will collect 200,000 Naira and above per month.

The masses, are only celebrating because they are alive for today, not because there have been any much massive achievement. The height of poverty is speedily increasing in the country; at least, those are what the government should face not celebrating nothing.

Celebrate completed projects, not uncompleted. God see us through because He has blessed us already, only that we have failed to use those blessings wisely.

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