The events of the recent past have really made one to wonder if we were truly ripe for independence.
What we have seen in the last few months have been policy reversal and somersault, inconsistency on the part of government and a lame attempt at fighting corruption.
With these inconsistencies, it is clear that there would not be any solution to any of the myriads of problems staring us in the face, at least for now. The government lacks focus and will to make any meaningful impact.
From independence till date, nothing has really worked in the real sense of it, which makes one wonder if the independence we got was really worth it. The entire infrastructure is in comatose and the common wealth is the pockets of a few politician and their cronies. No potable water, no light, no good roads, lives and property are not secure, the list is endless
One would wonder what would have been our lot (the Talakawas) if the British were still holding the reigns of power in Nigeria. We all know how Hong Kong is today.
Without mincing words it is crystal clear that we are not ripe for independence, perhaps with the benefit of hindsight, we should have allowed the British to stay a little bit longer.
This is not to say the colonialists are perfect or flawless, but I believe the basic things of life would be guaranteed for an average Nigerian, and the impact of the oil and gas revenues would impact positively on the lives of average Nigerians. The situation whereby we only hear figures without any thing to show for it in terms of welfare would not be.
This is my view.