The lamentation of a frustrated Nigerian child.

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Why will i not cry for my country? In 1983, Bamanga Tukur was the Governor of the defunct Gongola state (todays Adamawa and Taraba State) and 30 years later, he is the chairman of the ruling party, PDP. Dr Bello Halliru was commissioner in the old Sokoto state (today’s Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara state), 33 years later, he is Minister of Defence. Major General David Mark (rtd) was the military governor of Niger state in 1984 and 28 years later he’s the Senate President. Why will i not cry for my country Nigeria?

Governor Murtala Nyako was the governor of Niger state in 1976 and 36 years later, he’s the governor of Adamawa state. Ogbonnaya Onu was governor of Abia state in 1992 and 20 years later he is the Chairman of ANPP. Governor Jonah Jang was the governor of Benue state in 1985 and 27 years later he is the governor of Plateau state. Martin Elechi, the Ebonyi state governor is over 80 years old yet still in leadership. Why will i not cry for my country Nigeria?

Where are the children born 20, 30 years ago? What position do they hold in the country today? What chance has been given to them since their fathers and forefathers are still in leadership?

It is only in Nigeria that the youth of today have no hope into the future. In 1985, IBB was the president of Nigeria. We were told that Muhammadu Buhari was the former Head of State… We were many times referred to as “the leaders of tomorrow” by our teachers but today, IBB and Buhari still contest for presidency. Is either our teachers lied to us about being the leaders of tomorrow, or tomorrow is yet to come.

Though Nigeria as an entity stand faultless. However, I cannot say in good conscience, that the leaders stand on the same path as the country.