Thinking “Nigeria” is a very complex thought, sometimes you come to the conclusion that it is an irredeemable society of people who have chosen deliberate paths of destruction. You wake up each day to face the reality of the day. What, is Nigeria? An amalgamation created by Lord Lugard; a foreigner forced on us by our oppressors and also the oppressors of our fore fathers who were enslaved and treated as articles of trade. Just then I came to myself, where are these oppressors? They are gone, but still very near; their thoughts remain with us as if they are still here. Their oppressive spirit was transferred at independence. Those who took over their jobs and houses also wore the garb of oppression. Why not? They live in a well furnished house in Ikoyi, Victoria Island, G.R.A. (Government Reserved Area); all choice locations within Nigeria. These residences have a large compound with water, electricity, cooks, stewards and whatever servants you can think of. They are far removed from the village tales by moon light, face me I face you; one room ”privileged” apartment not to talk of the wooden shanties. Therefore by whatever standard he/she is a superior citizen whether you admit it or not. The American slave masters were wiser, they quickly turned slave trade and slavery to capitalism. Yes, ”anybody” can become an oppressor, so we think and believe. Hence oppression will not be the word but competition, and if you like, equal opportunity or level playing ground. Since human existence there has never been leveled playing in anything nor any competition involving human beings. I doubt if such exists within animals, plant or anything that is created. For reasons of capitalism a man can work the same work for a particular hour and earn $100 while another could do the same at the same duration to earn $20,000. So where is the equal opportunity?
Moving the world forward should be the duties of all it inhabitant man, animal and the plant. Even the rocks,mountains, lowland, desert and glacial do contribute their quota. But can a man be creative or productive when is practical endowed with anger and lack of life basic necessities like food, home and mobility? Some may say necessity is the mother of invention but what is necessity. Poverty is no necessity it is deprivation which can only give birth to aggression and lost of interest in life itself.
The world resources belong to all as the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness therein as the bible asserts, the fullness belongs to all the inhabitants of the earth. The world population as at the point of writing is close to 7.2 trillion out of this figure taken the median of the WFP about a quarter of the world is in hunger. This statistics is not absolute because record are more available in the less hunger population than in the very hungry ones.
Another question is the resource distribution and how beneficial they have been to the immediate inhabitants despite all talk about resource control…