12 July, 2020

Two Things Buhari Need to Do To Be Remembered Forever!

The likes of Magu should not be wasted time on in the court and other investigations. They should be led to the galore and the needful done, they, their families and anyone that had shared in their corrupt proceeds. After all he (PMB) is old, won’t need any international recognition after his tenure, and would be having nothing to lose. But his legacy would live on as one who risked it all to salvage our country and return us all to the path of humanity. Because we have definitely departed from those ideals that makes us human... .............toney etido    


The Nigerian State is fast drifting or should I say it has completely drifted into the abysmal pit of indiscipline, lawlessness, and people behaving as they please with no government that cares to insist that everyone act accordingly. The politicians and those in authority are not effective in their respective roles at all, they behave as if there is no one to be accountable to, and truly they’re not accountable at all to the people they claimed they are there for. Those in respective offices only sees those offices as an opportunity to enriched themselves, and gather as much as they could for their future defense and to be enlisted into the class of the “PASS POWER”, (THOSE ABOVE THE LAW), while the jobs they are supposed to discharge as officers of those offices suffers. It is only in Nigeria that politicians representing the people keep returning again and again; even when they did not performed and deliver in the previous mandates that was given to them, except there is a fall out between them and the managers of their parties. The security operatives that are being paid, and given guns and uniforms to protect the people against criminals, now turn around to use the same guns and the uniforms paid for by the people’s money to become a thorn on the flesh of the people. They man road blocks on major roads and highways, not to apprehend thieves and rubbers, but to tasked and extort money from law abiding citizens, and those doing legitimate business of buying and selling in addition to the salaries they are being paid. It now looks as if they are paid and maintained officially to torment their fellow citizens. The market people on their part, after wriggling out from the security operatives at last and the many obstacles created by the system, in order to survive and to remain in business, they hike the prices of their wares so exorbitantly, that the people have to pay through their noses to survive, with no one, not even the government that governs them caring a thing. Things have become so unbearable to the people, and everywhere you go, everyone blames it on Buhari.

I am writing in from Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.  Ikot Ekepene is the first experimental local government in British West Africa colony and should occupy an important place as the first LG, and there shouldn’t be any problem for us using her as a guinea-pig to determine what is obtainable in other cities of the country. Today I went to the market; call “Urua Tou” in the city. Now “Urua” simply means market in Annang and Ibibio language, the two major languages commonly spoken in this enclave.  So putting those two words together, it would mean “Tou’s market”. At Urua-tou, the market people are so heartless and mean that you can never blame them considering all the troubles they went through, including taxes from people who sells tickets to have a spot to sell in the market. The market is now fast competing with Aba in Abia State as the dirtiest market in the world, prompting any right thinking and concern citizen to ask if the government that imposes levies and sells tickets in the market ever rose to their responsibility to the people at all? Commodities at Urua-tou are the most expensive in the entire country, even when there is no means of lively hood for the inhabitants of the city. It is not a place where you have factories, and even if the government claims that they have government workers there, one would be forced to ask again, how many people are working for government, compare to the entire population? The people of Ikot Ekpene and all Nigerians indeed need government protection.

PMB should roar like the lion and the soldier that we know him to be and carry out two major actions to arrest the tides of corruption, greed, and lawlessness that had permeated us in the last two decades since returning to civil rule, even if he has to suspend the so call democracy and the laws for now. After all what is the need of the law if it cannot be enforced? The President, after all, he is almost 80, if not over, and is not going to be seeking for another election. He should damn every consequence, the international community, all conventions, treaty and any right that the people are using to behave as they like without indiscipline in this country and help salvage our upcoming generation. Go to our major cities and see, dirt is competing with people. PMB should conscript the military and give them the order to arrest, prosecute, jail and fire out rightly any civil servant collecting government money as salaries and not living up to billing. The likes of Magu should not be wasted time on in the court and other investigations. They should be led to the galore and the needful done, they, their families and anyone that had shared in their corrupt proceeds. After all he (PMB) is old, won’t need any international recognition after his tenure, and would be having nothing to lose. But his legacy would live on as one who risked it all to salvage our country and return us all to the path of humanity. Because we have definitely departed from those ideals that makes us human.    
        


No comments:

Post a Comment