The Heartlessness of Nigeria Politicians

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The people that deserve a “fall and die” kind of prayer in Nigeria are our politicians. My reason is based on the fact that they are heartless, inhuman and always lust after material things even at the detriment of the entire nation.

It is only in Nigeria (to the best of my knowledge) that the politicians politic even with human lives. Despite the unequipped status of the Nigerian hospitals, you will still hear about billions of naira disbursed yearly to the Ministry of Health in the national budget; although it hardly comes in full and in good time.

In 2013, according to Medical World Nigeria, Seventeen billion, two hundred and thirty three million, six hundred and twenty thousand naira (N17,233,620,000) was the budgetary allocation to the Ministry of Health but only Seven billion nine hundred and ninety two million five hundred and ninety one thousand eight hundred and eighty four naira (N7,992,591,884) was given to the health sector.

In 2015, even the 6.3 percent of the total budget which amounted to $301 million that was allocated to the Ministry of Health remained undisbursed until September when the agitation became hard. The delay and slash of allocation notwithstanding, one will wonder where all those billions went to? The security situation of Nigeria has become a comic affair with billions of naira being pumped to the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) with no tangible result to justify it. What then can one say about the epileptic situation of Nigeria’s electricity?  

As we speak now, virtually nothing is working in Nigeria as an entity. Within the last six (6) months of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration many things have changed. On September 30, 2015, half of Nigeria’s bonds listed on the JPMorgan Government Bond Index for Emerging Markets was removed and the remaining half, making it a total of 1.8 per cent stake was finally removed on October 31, 2015 due to lack of liquidity and currency restrictions. Nigeria’s real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) according to a report Olisa Metuh obtained from National Bureau of Statistics, have plunged by 2.35 percent. 

Nigeria Journalist, Simon Ateba who was sometime this year arrested and detained when he visited a Refugee camp in Cameroun where many Nigerians ran to for safety of Boko Haram insurgency disclosed on his blog that over 2,000 Nigerians have been killed by Boko Haram in the Northeast including 105 Nigerian soldiers mercilessly massacred by the most dangerous terrorist group in the world and secretly buried by their ever-lying Majors since President Buhari came to power – which Femi Fani-Kayode referred to as an act of wickedness.

It is an error for anyone to expect President Muhammadu Buhari to empower Nigerian youths he was unable to influence their lives after he left office thirty (30) years ago. Not even a single Foundation was named after him but in less than six (6) months Goodluck Ebele Jonathan left office, he has already began to strategize on how he can influence and give back to Nigerian youths through The Goodluck Jonathan Foundation.

Coming to Abia State, ABA IS GOOD ONLINE MAGAZINE gathered that if not for The Nigerian Constitution that permits only two (2) tenures, that is eight (8) of governance, we have had men who were more heartless than Pharaoh and bloodier than Hitler who would not have vacated their seat at the expiration of their tenures.

These two men by the name Orji Uzor kalu and Theodore Ahamefula Orji were the people who ruined this State. The poor state of our infrastructure in Aba and Abia State as a whole were caused by these men. While Orji Uzor Kalu (currently one of the Africans in Forbes’ List of Billionaires) empowered our youths with bicycle and cassava grinding machine, Senator Theodore Ahamefula Orji (the immediate Governor of Abia State) took the glory while others bought the cars used for Youth Empowerment.

As new as Governor Okezie Victor Ikpeazu might be in office, we are still watching his steps to know if he will toe the routes of his predecessors that impoverished Abia State and left Aba, the industrial hub of the State and the Japan of Africa in great ruin. So far so good, he is doing well and we hope he continues. 

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