Friday 16 October 2020

New Nigeria - E Go Better

‘E go better, Nigeria, go better’ 

That phrase got popular a long time before I was born.

However, I hope its use will come to an end in my lifetime because a lot of people were born, used that phrase and passed away without anything getting better.


In a country with irregular power supply, it was by the grace of God that my delivery was safe.

The doctors and nurses on duty must have screamed ‘Up NEPA’ and whispered “Down  Nepa” a few times the night I was born.

From one thing to the other, it’s like from ‘fry pan to fire' and this makes me ask myself if Nigerians will ever be free from the jailer!

African Giant dwarfed by corruption and nepotism

“Eni ti a fi jẹ oye awodi ti ko le gbe adiẹ”

(Sworn Falcon incapable of capturing a chicken)

From the era of slave trade to colonisation, military rule, then the adoption of democracy; the newest form of enslaving Nigerians. 

The difference  now is the people vote for their slave masters in the name of rigged electoral practices under the guise of free and fair elections.

Coloniser sympathisers assuming position of Godfathers, continuously ‘masturbating’ in the corridors of power.

Nigeria is going through a lot of bad governance induced pain that makes it very difficult for many Nigerians to thrive. Many can barely survive.

Cost of living keeps soaring, minimum wage is a joke!

Can the law makers live on the minimum wage? #30k for civil servants while they lace their own pockets with billions.

The masses look forward to each election and hope for a change that doesn’t seem to be interested in a country where the only thing changing is the poor getting poorer and the rich getting richer.

Majority drown in suffering, the rich minority live at the expense of the poor.

No basic amenities and the cost of poor level of education provided by many educational institutions is unbearable. 

Seems like the government is using illiteracy as a weapon to punish the people and as a veil to cover their eyes.

If you don’t know your legal rights, you can’t demand for it, none of us is free until we are all free.

“Guide our leader’s right

Help our youth the truth to know”

The youths now know our leaders are not guided, there’s no noble cause on their radar. 

Open your eyes Nigerians and wake up from your slumber. You’ve been cheated, looted, abused and ridiculed despite the gifts and resources' God has blessed you with.

“I pledge to Nigeria my country.

To be faithful, loyal and honest.

To serve Nigeria with all my strength

To defend her unity and uphold her honour and glory

So help me God”

There is no honour among thieves,

How can God help you if you don’t help yourself? After all, God helps those who help themselves.

What is it going to take to find a trustworthy man or woman in Nigeria on whose shoulder good governance can be entrusted? Will it ever be possible to get God-fearing people to guide Nigeria right and put an end to the suffering Nigerians have to strive through from birth?

The 11th largest oil producing country ( ) import refined oil products, yet there are supposed engineering companies and refineries in Nigeria. Of what use are they if Nigeria cannot refine its own oil at source?

Power to the government, none to the people, well maybe they’ve forgotten that they are meant to serve the people, and not the people serve them. The level of corruption is intolerable, and this has made life difficult for so many Nigerians in and outside Nigeria.

‘E go better’ people pray every day for things to get better, but God won’t come down from heaven to fix the things we have destroyed with our own hands.

Before things can get better, we need to get rid of all the bad, bring in good ideas and innovations then work on the good to become better. 

Allow the youths to use the power of their youth to be the leaders today.

We can no longer wait to be the leaders of a tomorrow that’s not certain. 

The young must be provided with good education, the government must work on improving the standard of living in Nigeria.

Police brutality must end! Anyone in position of power must know they are not above the law and must be held accountable for their actions or inactions. 

There is a lot to be said about Nigeria and how things should be improved, but I’m not just going to sit here and say ‘E go better’. 

The power of the people is mightier than the people in power.

I will work hard and spark the minds that will join forces to make Nigeria the country it has potential to be. 

God bless Nigeria and God bless you.

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