Saturday, 10 May 2014

''BRINGING BACK YOUR GIRLS'' - ANOTHER PUBLIC PERSPECTIVE

It is no longer news that Nigeria is now the centre of attention across the world, not because one of our actresses won an Oscar, the Kennis Music Label bought a larger share investment at Sony Music or Oprah Winfrey decided to move her studio to Lagos; The state of our insecurity is now a global meal that everyone is feeding on. I have decided to keep mute about this recent occurrence that sparked international attention because I was totally confused about what to write...Let me explain further.

Now, We had the case of the four handsome guys brutally killed at Aluu Community in Rivers State and several other cases including the one that occurred at Yobe State recently but no one made an #### or declared a total outcry about it like this one..I mean like what we are seeing today. Several world celebrities are carrying the ''bring back our girls'' tag as a means of what exactly and our dear ones in Nigeria had to wait for Michelle Obama before supporting the course...Seriously!

Anyway, whenever there are issues going on like this, you should take out time to follow a public transport in Lagos and you will amazed at what you will hear...Of course, there are some Nigerians who give opinions like they are part of the Presidential system at Abuja but there was a particular elderly man whom I boarded a public transport with and he gave a candid opinion about this saga..He left me thinking for some time and everyone listened and digested his thought very well...

Now, I will state some of his thought as questions for us to digest as Nigerians- Do you think our approach to religion is a problem in Nigeria?, Are we truly a democratic Nation?, Is America after our Oil?..This were the points this man was making and he broke it down for all of us inside the vehicle...Let me start with Religion- He says so many Nigerians are quite gullible and have been fooled with religion because that is always our last resort, so many people are out there exploiting their fellow citizens in the name of religion and tithing is also used to enrich pocket...

I was a bit moved about that aspect but what struck me most was his opinion about our democracy and the insurgencies...It really felt like he had his fact right at his finger tips- He says America would definitely have a special interest in coming to help us and he related it to what happened in Libya and that there is nothing democratic about Nigeria. He says we should be like the Saudis who are protecting everything they have to the interest of Its people and not fooled by any external neighbouring interest. Remember, they have oil too.

In all of his arguments, I can smell mischief, greed and deception within ourselves and that has brought us to where we are today. It is indeed sad and worrisome..He further asked If any Girls were truly abducted or Is it a conspiracy and I nodded within me because that was also on my mind...but whatever is going on, Now is the time for the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces, to take a radical approach and save this country from any form of oppression within or outside the four walls of this country. To all the celebs in Nigeria, This is the time to use your status wisely..pursue a course rightly and justly and not because the world wants you to...