Nigerians are a bunch of confused people. They shout loudly here, YarAdua is not doing anything or has not done anything, this is a man who has been in power for two years or there about. I ask myself often, what is it Nigerians realy want this man to do? They want him to solve the problem in the Niger Delta - OBJ had eight years, he failed, the agitations actually didnt start from OBJ's time, it started from time immemorial, their state governors looted money meant for the development of the area, the community leaders looted money meant for them from the oil companies, yet they looked on - Abacha killed Saro Wiwa, MEND looked on, why is it now that MEND now wants to paralyse activities nationwide just because they want to prove a point? What point, I ask myself - points they couldnt prove to Alams, Ibori, etc? Are these not the people MEND should be fighting? why are they such forgetful or dull and of less ability to think?
Back to Nigeria - Abacha looted $3billion dollars - abandoned all the refineries, no turn around maintenance was done on all the refineries, no maintenace or money was voted in the power sector for NEPA, a single man looted $3billion naira, yet, people dont refer to him anymore when they talk of problems of Nigeria, OBJ came, even if he looted, could he have looted up to $3billion Abacha looted? OBJ touched Nigeria, if you like agree or dont, so many reforms, again, if you like agree or dont, spent effort, money, and time on the refineries, on the power sector, on the health sector, communication, transportation, banking, corruption and many more, he brought back what Abacha took away from Nigeria, Abdul Salam, the man who spent less than a year, looted and awarded contracts that noone could be seen executed, but people dont call for the heads of these people, they are calling for the headof a man who has only spent two years in office.
They say he hasnt done anything- ok, anything like what? If government announces they want to build roads, Nigerians says, no, we dont need roads, government announces they want to build airports, many people here say, airports are already enough, establish the health scheme for Nigerians, no, they say, it wont work, so, bingo, what is it you are saying the man hasnt done? For the Niger Delta, a problem that spanned years, you say, the man hasnt done anything to solve it, in just two years? It is quite easy to destroy, but it is extremely hard to re build that which has been destroyed.
Which one of you if given the opportunity to rule Nigeria for two years will even life a finger or move a pin? I ask, people seem to forget so easily, it is easy to criticise when you are far away from the hot seat, there is dwindling oil income, there is MEND shutting down oil stations, all these issues to contend with, yet, people say, he isint doing a thing, what is the thing thou want to see done?
Who could have done something better? Atiku, Buhari or which party could have done it better? AC, ANPP, Kris Okotie or who, please point me in the right direction. The problem of Nigeria can be laid at the feet of all of us, me and you, everyone, we only have mouth to talk without any corresponding brain to act or even think properly, the citizens abroad give the country a bad name, the country is ot seen well amongst the committee of nations, all they know about Nigeria is fraud, 419, drug peddling, are these things committed by YarAdua or by PDP, are these perpetrators not Nigerians? What is it all about then?
I am tired of sit tight critics who can only pull down without contributing anything, they are suddenly all over the place, thanks to the internet - different manner of blogs, different manner of newspapers, different manner of fora and people who know nothing about governance and who knows nothing about Nigeria spend hours beleiving what they read in there. The problem goes back to us all, if you like call me names, it is not a new thing here, but, when you cant contribute to anything in Nigeria, it is at best to keep shut or what is the point pointing out the problems and issues which we all know about?
How will you contribute to make things better, that is the point.