The recent events in Nigeria’s houses of senate and representatives are nothing short of ridicule. I cannot imagine that the new Nigeria’s legislative houses would degenerate to this level of irresponsibility in such a short time.
I cannot come to terms with APC’s definition of change when majority of the representatives are from APC and coming to a common ground in selecting heads of Senate and House of Representatives is tearing the houses apart, then we are in for yet another house of commotion.
If these are the bunch of people to make laws on behalf of the so many millions of Nigerians, then Nigeria is far from starting its supposedly change process.
They have inaugurated Nigeria’s houses of Senate and Representatives on sore footing, How does the ’legislethugs’ who have gone to the extent of fighting on the floor already before any serious work is done hope to make the right laws for the nation?
‘Yeye dey smell’
A nation needing urgent emergency fixing has started its journey yet again in a vehicle with deflated tires. The driver is drunk and all the passengers are sleeping. The imminent crash would be catastrophic.
When would Nigeria learn from history and started doing the right things? If I have the power to, I would have liked to get a good ‘koboko’ and land a torrent of thrashing on the bums of our new legislators so they can sit tight and do their jobs right.
How the legislators sleep at night surprises me. They are so selfish that the interest of Nigeria is not their top priority. If it was, they would sort their asses out and stop creating unnecessary uproar in the houses. How do we explain that the legislators who was only voted-in less than 3 months ago cannot decide who does what in the houses in a peaceful way? It’s indeed a great shame.
Seeing this bunch of 'legislathugs' causing any impactful change in the country within the next four years appears to be unrealistic. I am beginning to think that Nigeria is under an evil spell and needs urgent exorcism and to appease the gods of the land in order to avert sudden collapse. Nigeria can do without the distraction coming from its legislative houses at this time in its nascent history.
President Buhari is yet to put together a cabinet after 3 months of his election, I hope he will do before clocking a year in office. Nigeria has experienced a series of accidental-presidents who do not have any prepared agenda for the country. They come to power saying silly things such as; it’s the will of the gods that I am there, good-luck or providence has shined on me. They struggle to get any grip of the humongous problems that have bedevilled Nigeria over the years. Nigeria does not need another clueless leader.
President Buhari is coming across as a huge surprise to me, having been a former military Administrator and also contested for president 3 times previously, I expect him to have a loaded and well tested agenda and also a solid team in place to hit the ground running immediately. But for him to still be at this stage now without a cabinet of his own calls for concern.
President Buhari is currently junketing the world begging nations and their leaders to come to our aid because the mess he met on ground is too much for him to handle. I don’t know about you, but that rings a bell for me and clearly points to another accidental-president who does not have any ready-made plans to tackle Nigeria’s internal issues.
President Jonathan went to Paris at the peak of Boko Haram’s onslaught to lick the boots of French president begging for them to purse Boko Haram terrorists out of Nigeria. He sat in that room looking naïve, clueless and disoriented. The leaders he ran to was close to saying ‘ndo, we will help you our boy’. He came back to Nigeria not knowing the direction to follow.
President Jonathan lost the battle with Boko Haram even before they finished building their monitoring station in Sambisa Forest. They had room to expand, kill, maim, and take possessions of towns and villages. Boko Haram had a full time killing Nigerians like chickens; they hung murdered body of innocent Nigerians on the cross like criminals, took over towns, kidnapped and raped our girls in open day light. They recruited kids, impregnated our girls and made slave our women and yet we say we have leaders and a country.
Where is the giant in us? “Don’t say that Abiola”, someone interjects.
“We are the giant of Africa, the largest black nation in the world, the most educated and with the best in military paraphernalia in Africa.” “Oh cut the crap.”
An average Nigerian has built a big castle of deceit in their heads. To them, nothing is something. They have furnished themselves with so much lies that lies have become the truth. Nigerians are the most deceived people on planet earth, the sad part of that is that, they don’t know that.
Without sounding immodest, many more of us will die wishing Nigeria was a great nation, but that may never come to pass in this generation.
Someone interjects again;
“Stop saying that because the bible says bla bla bla,” “oh spare me.” The bible has been saying since Christianity was introduced into Nigeria, but nothing has changed. Nothing would ever change, because we do not need the Bible or God to cause the change. God already gave the change a long time ago, we only need is to accept the change into our head and minds and begin to do the right things. Sadly I do not believe we are ready to do the right things, maybe not just yet. I rest my case.
Abiola Olaifa writes from UK.