In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 01st, October, 2020

60th Independence Anniversary Of Tears, Ache, And Struggling

60th Independence Anniversary Of Tears, Pain, And Suffering

Alexander Thandi Ubani

Alexander Thandi Ubani


The quite a few protests happening in numerous states of Nigeria at present have summarised the state of the nation. As I write at present, survival in most houses is by the grace of God as many issues have turned the wrong way up in my nation. From costs of foodstuffs to pathetic unemployment figures, rampant folding of companies, and lame economic system – the nation Nigeria is a complete mess. 


In all honesty, there’s nothing to rejoice as Nigeria marks its 60th anniversary at present. From each nook of the nation you have a look at, you will note Nigerians lamenting one factor or the opposite in regards to the nation. It is just the wealthy and well-known who’ve all of the assets to purchase happiness that may beat their chest and rejoice the nation. Tens of millions of Nigerians languish in poverty and plenty of haven’t eaten at present after shedding their jobs because of the crippling pandemic and the blind management of President Muhammadu Buhari. His authorities has been in line with its resolve to punish the plenty by imposing hikes and taxes with out consideration to the pains the pandemic has already introduced on them. 


If Nigerians had a touch that Buhari would come to oppress and punish them in 2020, I swear they’d have despatched him to Daura with out transport cash. They had been warned anyway. Nigerians simply do not hear! They forgot simply leopard by no means adjustments its spots. 


It has been 5 years of hell below President Muhammadu Buhari and worst nonetheless, Labour appears to have taken a sip from his weed and refused to assist Nigerians name him to order. Those that take to the streets to protest are rounded up, arrested, and bundled into police vans. Some journalists are locked up for months with out their households even realizing that they’ve been arrested by state police. It’s like we’re nonetheless below army dictatorship.

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It has at all times been the identical story of betrayal from one authorities to the opposite after making guarantees it can not fulfill when voted into energy. This regime of Buhari has deliberately introduced punishment and struggling on the folks. Whereas governments of different climes discover means to supply palliatives for residents rendered homeless and jobless by the pandemic, Buhari and his officers search for alternatives to take advantage of folks and companies by imposing new taxes, tariffs, and all method of levies simply to verify they extort cash from the plenty to fund their privileged existence.


Worst nonetheless, the federal government thinks it’s a sin for Nigerians to get pleasure from a decrease petrol value than Saudi Arabia, that’s the reason it hiked petrol to N161/liter. It forgot simply nation like Angola sells petrol at a mere N97/litre. The latest hike in petrol value and electrical energy tariff by the federal government of Buhari at a time companies have utterly shut down and plenty of have misplaced their jobs reveals how heartless and depraved the president and his advisers have turn out to be in latest instances. This new coverage is coming at a time the federal government simply elevated the Worth Added Tax. Think about the disaster happening in lots of houses the place fathers and moms can not even afford to feed their kids, then being compelled to pay extra for petrol and electrical energy. After all, the ruthlessness of Buhari’s authorities will not be new, as he’s a former army dictator who appears to be indifferent from the on a regular basis happenings round him. He feigns ignorance as folks proceed to endure and commit suicide. He expenses the police, military, and the DSS to clamp down on protesters who come out to register their displeasure due to the devastating starvation attributable to the devilish insurance policies of the federal government. In Buhari’s Nigeria, many individuals are chased away from their houses by terrorists. Bandits storm villages, rape, bloodbath and destroy houses. Fulani herdsmen go loopy at will, homicide and slaughter folks as if they’re animals. Authorities officers appointed by Buhari are accused of being busy sharing vehicles and recovered loot amongst themselves, re-looting and embezzling public funds at will. Monies meant for varsity feeding programme are diverted into non-public accounts. Nigeria is in disarray!!

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At 60, after being manhandled by a number of dishonest, grasping, and egocentric looters and leaders, Nigeria has nothing good to indicate for because it marks its independence. It has been tales of corruption, electoral fraud, infrastructural decay, dangerous management and plenty of extra. It’s apparent the nation is rattled by curses positioned on it by the tens of millions of harmless souls wasted through the civil warfare. 


Nigeria is 60 at present, however it’s the politicians which have benefitted. They’ve for the previous 60 years willfully left the nation in a state of quagmire in an effort to proceed to complement themselves. They’ve efficiently planted their kids in positions of authority to proceed their devilish legacies. Their kids head prime authorities companies, parastatals, and ministries. When the poor plenty cry in regards to the crippling situation of the nation, the elite class and their kids snicker at them.


From all indication, it’s apparent that Nigeria is a God-forsaken nation gifted with heartless politicians and the evil-minded elite class who get critical orgasms by watching the plenty endure. Sadly, this similar plenty will shame and lynch a petty thief for stealing N50, however will reward and worship a politician who stole billions of naira. They’ll go on social media to hail and help him because the nation’s subsequent president even when a pending courtroom case how he stole billions from his state is there for all to see. Once you ask them to inform their grasp to do the fitting factor by clearing his title first earlier than contesting for such an elevated place, they name you names. A defective society of goons.

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The plenty are their very own enemies. They like to take N1000 at polling models to vote for the flawed candidates and after cry and starve to demise as a result of the identical individual they took cash from to vote for has refused to deliver growth to the folks. Nigerian plenty endure and smile as a result of they like to cry on social media however refuse to return out throughout protests. Fools!


As we mark 5 years of Buhari in energy and Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary, it has been very unhappy years of lamentation, poverty, struggling, ache, and sorrow. The frequent man has been compelled to wallow in abject poverty as guarantees made earlier than the 2015 elections have all been deserted. In 2020, many Nigerian houses shouldn’t have regular electrical energy and can’t afford a typical one sq. meal. Electrical energy and petrol tariffs have tripled. Large lack of jobs and disturbing unemployment figures have continued to hang-out us. We’re in hellfire proper now. 


So if you get the chance to elect new leaders come 2023, keep in mind that when the struggling begins, it should have an effect on you, your loved ones, and neighborhood. Taking cash to vote for tyrannical dullards whose solely achievement in life is grabbing energy by way of a coup, will deliver us nothing however complete remorse and struggling.


Alexander Thandi Ubani writes from Lagos

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