Through the historic moments of November 5th, 2008, when Senator Barack Obama emerged as the United States first African American President-elect, Politicians in Nigeria all dreamed of being part of the euphoria of that election results, we joined America to celebrate the civilization of a people, to celebrate the perfection of an electoral process, to celebrate a country which is respected by all her citizens for being far in excess of any single citizen or group(s) of person(s). See naija news now for further details.
These are the major yardsticks or aspects of ethos to comprehend Nigeria leadership. Nigeria military and democratic leaders since forty-nine in the past have perform below expectations considering the largely untapped natural and human resources, boundless possibilities and opportunities that abound in Nigeria. In fact, our leaders are only what Rev.Matthew Hassan Kukah recently tagged “accidental leaders”. They refuse to organise, unite and act to put their name in great past of transformation and development of an excellent nation.Our leaders forget to take advantage of the nation with world largest market. They fail to take advantage of our oil and gas to help make life better for all Nigerians, instead we are facing with national psychosis of kidnapping, embezzlement of public funds, religion and ethnic conflicts, pervasive bribery and corruption, and massive election rigging.What have we completed with our reserves that make us the tenth most petroleum-rich nation? Is it not a shame if we cannot boast of regular power and water supply at forty-nine years of independence? Is just not a shame if our leaders cannot settle the ongoing federal universities workers’ strike of more than 3 months? Students will be to suffer just for this strike action in the long run. Take a look at Niger Delta Avengers for more facts.
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As an example, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia decided that the amount of deaths that accompany the Hajj was becoming a disgrace to the fanfare surrounding a major international Islamic duty. The country thought that it has a responsibility to offer excellent tourist facilities to the visitors who must come to perform their religious obligations. Which included the security of the pilgrims. For years, various committees were set up to study the issues that predispose individuals to losing their life during the pilgrimage in hostile climate conditions. Find more niger delta map of the future here.
Being a note of warning, in case the citizens for any country are continuously robbed of their votes, deprived of making their choice of leader and intimidated from vying for political office on a fair ground, a revolt can be eminent. Such revolt might not be sparing and may plunge such a country into great blood shed, depression and violence. Nigeria should take note!
All these have revealed that Nigeria as a nation was created from sheer colonial enforcement, to attain control of peoples as well as to maximized resources in the carved boundary of the colonial sub-entity in Africa. This, however, made her peoples (tribes/ethnic groups) to be bounded together in ‘fate’. Fate in the sense that, the differences inherent in the groups have given rise to so many crisis: culturally, politically, as well as on socio-religious ground. Many Nigerians recognized this fact including Amodu (2008) who states that: “We (the peoples of Nigeria) survived as a nation and as a people united by fate and in faith of God’s glory of any brighter, prosperous future for your beloved and blessed country Nigeria”. This means that, although fate has taken the peoples of Nigeria together, their faith in God can certainly make them to survive against the odds bring about on account of the differences within the groups. But as Davis (2008) puts it: “Fate as we know it sometimes lies beyond our means of understanding and surfaces at just the right moment inside our lives” Hence, fate has befall us (Nigerians) with the reality of staying/living, and cooperating as one big family to the greater achievement of the hopes for our a nation.