It is sad, that such a young boy had to experience such sadness and human cruelty in a war free-terrorism controlled nation like ours.
Nigerians in Nigeria especially those who live in Lagos and maybe Abuja love to believe that all is well with our beloved Nation.
As a current Nigerian in Nigeria and a former Nigerian in Diaspora, and with the addition of my recent travels around one of the states in Nigeria, I tell you all is not well with Nigeria.
I remember Atilola's post earlier this year and our beloved T.Note's long response to the matter. If you still believe life in Nigeria is good and you live in Lagos or Abuja where the life is sweet, kindly visit remote parts of Nigeria and understand what I really mean.
Until my recent travel, I did not realize there are still mud houses in Nigeria, that some people still have to trek for several kilometers to assess good health, water and worse education. Stories our grand mothers told about having to walk several miles to get to school, President GEJ's story of "no shoes to school" is the reality of a larger percentage of Nigerians who live outside major towns and cities in Nigeria.
The highest amount of money some people have ever received or handled in their lives is ten thousand Naira. I visited a community with my colleagues where the government dumped a transformed way back since 2004 and never came back to finish the electrification. One man said in another community that we visited that, Politician only know the route to their villages during elections and never once they get into office.
There is fear in the land, Nigeria's Independence is now celebrated inside Aso rock, the governor of Kwara State did not attend the Independence day event and rather sent the Secretary to the State Government. Schools refused to send their children out for the Independence day parade, the seats were empty for no one was sure if which state will bear the Boko Haram brunt.
No one knows where next Boko haram would unleash their terror, people are suffering, there are no good roads to transport sick people to the nearest health centers. Primary health centers are not properly equipped, some primary health centers run the activities of a secondary health center when the nearest secondary health center is not accessible due to terrible roads. Unemployment is a major bane, a huge number of our so called graduates are unemployable and our entrepreneurs are just not ready to face some reality.
There is hardship in the land, government is not doing enough, some Nigerians are vicious and evil, some are just too lazy and some are damn lucky( I can say I am one of these).
I long for a trouble free Nigeria, where everything works but in the absence of that, I am ready to hop on the next plane out of here if I can for better life.