- Category: POLITICS
- Published on Saturday, 10 March 2012 19:35
- Written by Valentine Uche Chukwuma
On your watch, the Nigerian Government failed to provide the Nigerian people with access to some basic essentialities of a worthwhile living. Clean drinking water, constant electricity supply, world-class education, motorable roads, standard healthcare facilities, efficient Government services, opportunities to earn a living and even security of life and property among others, have become luxuries that most Nigerians cannot access.
On your watch, our collective wealth that should have been used for the establishment, development and sustenance of a bourgeoning society where people can attain their maximum potential by working hard and obeying the law, has been looted and squirrelled by a few through brazen acts of remorseless and relentless corruption, thereby denying millions of promising, honest and hardworking Nigerians the capacity to earn a decent living and an opportunity to live a fulfilling life.
In post civil war Nigeria, you have failed to facilitate the emergence of a Nigeria devoid of tribal and religious sentiments. You have failed to cement your place in history as the founders of a modern Nigeria where our collective interest will be based on entrenching the fundamental principles of equity, justice and fairness for all our people regardless of tribal and religious affiliations.
Is it fair that Government officials are getting richer while the rest of us are getting poorer?
Is it fair that we have to pay a bribe just to get a driver’s license or international passport?
Is it fair that Nigerians have to die from treatable diseases because we have poor healthcare facilities?
Is it fair that Nigerians have to die from accidents caused by bad roads?
Why can’t we have adequate security?
Why can’t we have constant electricity?
Why can’t we have portable water?
Why can’t we have good schools for our children?
Why can’t we have good hospitals?
Why can’t we have motorable roads?
Why can’t we have jobs?
During the course of your stay in power, the Nigerian Government has steadily digressed from her most important role of securing the rights and freedom of the Nigerian people. The majority of our population has lost the right to equity, justice and fairness.
Are you telling us that it is impossible to genuinely fight corruption?
Are you telling us that it is impossible to reform our Police and Military?
Are you telling us that it is impossible to reform our Courts?
Are you telling us that it is impossible to prudently manage our resources?
Are you telling us that it is impossible to have security of life and property?
Are you telling us that it is impossible to have working infrastructure?
Are you telling us that it is impossible for Nigerians to live decent lives?
Nigerians are not asking the Government to solve all of their problems. All we are asking of the Government is for them to stop creating conditions that make it impossible for us to solve our own problems, but rather create conditions that will enable us solve our own problems.