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Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Liberty vs Tyranny in Nigeria (1)

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty. ~                                                                                                         Thomas Jefferson

The Nigeria of our dream is a land of liberty. We want it to be a country where government will stop to take us for a ride. We should endeavour to make the government to respect our views about every policy they intend to introduce. But if they don’t have respect for us, our liberty is but a big dream. Nigeria government since independence has always been unfair to Nigeria. We can't count on any of them that has been fair   on Nigerians. They ought to have repaired the breach of colonialism, but they deliberately started neocolonialism. If the all the government that we have had since independence has been committed to the welfare of every Nigerian, life expectancy in Nigeria should be at 90 years plus by the reason of the abundance of natural resources. Our human resources hold sway in the world over.

The agenda is how we can readily call our leaders to order. We need to make them to fear us or we will taken for granted all our lives and keep on day dreaming for a change that is not imminent. The first step is to place every aspect of our governance under close public scrutiny. We should let go of assumptions and start to ask questions. We must make them to fear us. If Nigerians had not vehemently stood their ground about subsidy, we will be buying a litre 350 Naira by now. We stood our ground and said no to tyranny and we were respected but betrayed by a give and take labour movement.  

But as it is in the present day Nigeria, we fear still our leaders. We need not fear them but confront them. After all,  The government is being managed by incapable persons. We will say no to tyranny by saying no to this present era of selection where imposition is the order of the day. We must endeavour to have a credible election. Our choice of leader must be accepted. It doesn’t matter what anyone wants. Edo State indigenes just made a choice that was engendered by good governance. It should be like this anytime we go to pools. 2015 is around the corner, we must whittle how we it to be now.

This is what to do in a time like this to seize our future and that of this emerging generation from the hands of these losers and looters, opportunists, pilferers, and corrupt people at the helms of affairs. This is what to do now in to make Nigeria of our dream real. We must arise and say no to tyranny and corruption. We will get there but we must take the responsibility to take us there. God bless Nigeria!