We live in a country where Corruption eats up an alarming percentage of the nation’s budget and the citizenry is quite convinced that the removal of fuel subsidy is just another ploy to fuel the pockets of the already corrupt.
We live in a country where we pay for power, yet PHCN gives us nothing! We still have to generate power ourselves, we fuel our generators, suffer further noise and air pollution because we have no other option!
We pay for the roads to be fixed but they never get fixed, even when they manage to fix one or two roads, contracts are awarded to themselves, cutting corners to make more profit and we end up with crappy roads that gets fixed every year!
I moved into Lagos in 2009, and every year since I came here, the junction that connects Saka Tinubu Street to Akin Adesola has been on a recurrent fixing mode! How hard can it possibly be!
We spend so much fixing our cars because the road messes them up!
What our so called leaders fail to realize is that they do not need to store up so much if the system works! Why would I want to send my kids to expensive schools abroad if we have good schools? why do we have to send people out for health care if we have a good health care system?
When the system works, you need less…you might not have millions in your bank account, but the basics will be at your disposal.
I hate the fact that when I talk about my country it always has to be with disdain and so much pain, but #Occupy Nigeria and people’s response to it has made me happy.
My heart bleeds for those who lost their lives for the cause, like the little boy , Hector Pieterson of Soweto, hope their names will go down in history as being part of a worthy cause!