This piece was forwarded to me by an avid reader of this Blog. TOLA.
“CRY! THE BELOVED COUNTRY.”
No adequate words to describe the state of depravity of a few and the agonising, criminal impoverishment and dehumanisation of the populace.
The Sad Effect Of Corruption In Nigeria
[Yesterday - sort of - it was Late Alhaji Yar Adua's son during the period when his dad was in charge of Nigeria, posing with U.S. dollars as also shown on saharareporters.com; today, it is the "son of a top Bauchi politician". Whither Nigeria. TOLA]
Secondary students in this picture were writing their examinations!
The picture above allegedly shows a prominent son of Bauchi State politician posing with millions of naira as a sleeping bed.
Meanwhile millions of Bauchi State indigenes are dying of hunger and cannot afford school fees for their children or hospital treatments, as many children and pupils have died from minor sicknesses like malaria, polio, measles and jaundice etc.
Some schools in Bauchi State use the shadow of trees as studying classes. Bauchi State roads are as bad as many roads in other parts of Nigeria and their hospitals are not even qualified to be called consulting clinics. Painfully, the use of electricity is luxury.
Without new factories opening up, the unemployment rate in Bauchi State is as high as in other states in Nigeria with thousands of youths graduating yearly without jobs. Many old factories and companies have closed while few surviving ones are threatened to pack up because of high cost of production due to the use of diesel/fuel in their generators.
No wonder, even with the news of killings and humiliations of Nigerian nationals in foreign lands, many young Nigerians still damn the consequences of dying in some African deserts, drowning in the Strait of Gibraltar trying to cross from Morocco to Spain or allowing themselves to be rapped in cartoons and thrown into aeroplane engines as Cargos in search of greener pastures in Europe and America as ordinary asylum seekers because of bad leadership and hopelessness of survival in Nigeria. But the bitter truth is that, east-west, north-south no place is like home. Though, the sick, the mad or even the animals etc. are well taken care of in the western world, these young Nigerians discover too late immediately they arrive that they have made the greatest mistakes of their lives as the pictures they had expected were not what faced them. Sadly most of them were doing very well in Nigeria before the unfortunate ill decision to make it quick. While some people sold their personal properties like shops, cars and house hold items etc., many borrowed money or sold their father’s land to come to Europe or America but only to discover that not all that glitters is gold. And only very few pick the courage to go back and face the consequences while some find themselves in a state of bewilderment between the devil (western world) and Red Blue Sea (Nigeria).