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Black and White

12 October 2016, 14:35

Do not draw any conclusions until you read through!

Nigeria! I hail thee!  What an amazing people we are!

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free.

We wear suits and string ties(ropes) around our necks in a typical hot Nigerian weather. We import his music, his shoes, his style and fashion, his concepts and yet we fail to import his power of creativity and critical thinking to develop our own resources, transforming them into world class products that brings us at par with them.

For how long will we be copy-cats desiring the property of other people, travelling to their country for everything we want and need.

This overdrawn dependence is biting me, you can hardly buy original unless its foreign, you can’t utilize credible service unless it’s from abroad.

If the whites play on our intelligence, its bad but when fellow Nigerians device means to defraud her own country in order to spend it on foreign stuff, exchanging our naira for dollar and then come home and whine about how the dollar is advancing against the naira, it’s pathetic. That's what's called selling your birthright.

Just recently, the President came up with the mantra "Change begins with me”. Then you hear people talking about how everybody else is bad excluding themselves, how politicians are corrupt, and how president Buhari is so clueless and all what not.

I was told when I was young that a bad workman always complains about his tools; it’s the Blame-Game propaganda that people always use to absolve themselves of responsibility.Is the politician who steals money not somebody’s husband, Uncle, Father, Brother, Cousin or Mentor, etc?

So when Uncle or Daddy or “whatever” drives in with his jeep and calls you to come collect the N2million you asked for; for your school fees and a car, you suddenly forget he is a Civil Servant and there is no way he could have come into such an amount as a salary earner. And then when the law catches up with him, you will be the first person to call it witch hunting and all manner, you take to the streets and make a hell of noise about how the government is irresponsible.

Everybody in Nigeria is blaming somebody other than himself/herself for everything bad thing that happens but until people begin to take responsibility for their actions, nothing tangible can be achieved.

I detest one thing of this government; they are playing the blame-game; blaming the past administration for the country’s woes. For Christ’s sake, you wanted governance, now you have it, take the bull by the horn and move the nation on. People need results not complains which by the way, has never resolved one issue for once.

Let’s think deeply, constructively and we will save this country from this unwinding disaster.

If we must copy the whites, let us copy his passion, spirit of excellence, creativity, daring and adventurous virtues and his drive to explore new opportunities!

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