Happy new year guys, sorry it took me so long to wish you guys a happy new year, but just as it took Obama, 3 days before he reacted to the terror threat, so it took me about 2 weeks to write about the gradual decay of Nigeria, before now my dear country was known for so many things and greater percentage of these things was negative, Prostitution, Drugs, Advanced fee fraud (419, yahoo yahoo, etc), corruption, just name it, then on Christmas day the icing was put on the cake as a Nigerian by name Farouk Mutallab tried to bomb a plane above Detroit. He allegedly left Nigeria to the United States via Amsterdam and on decent near Detroit he tried to detonate the bomb he was wearing on his pants.
Who would ever believe this would happen that a Nigerian was capable of doing this? Well is he really a Nigerian? Hmm I so can’t answer that question, this boy is from a wealthy and influential family and he had spent a greater part of his life outside the shores of Nigeria and there he mixed with radical Islamic groups who would do anything to destroy the peace of the world. What more would he want that he can’t get from his parents? Nigeria is a place where in the midst of sufferings people still find it easy to laugh, this Christmas was bad for us as there was no fuel, but trust me people celebrated like before, banks laid off staffs and still there was good Christmas, for a 23 year old to now try to blow up an airline and kill over 300 people then he so isn’t a Nigerian.
This is what happens when the rich send their kids outside Nigeria to study, they have all the money to develop the different sectors of the economy but totally refuse to, they rather gather the wealth for themselves and send their children out to get the best education and come back to continue in the helms of authority. But alas this is what they gat, they place Nigeria on the watch list of terrorist nations in the world, when we are working so hard to rebrand this country the evil ones are working so hard to frustrate all plans.
But from my end America is taking it to the extreme by listing Nigeria in the terrorist watch list. This kid in question has not been in Nigeria for a long time, rather they should check his records to know that his school days had influenced him, so that is where they should start from, checking his contacts, he spent less than 2 hours in Nigeria boarding the flight so what? Does it mean since he is Nigerian then his roots must be responsible? Even when the father complained to the United States embassy t hat his son has become radical, they failed to dot the lines and revoke his visa, all they were concerned was to nail Nigeria, yes I agree we have our faults but where has he been? Who has been tutoring him? And what has he learnt? These questions should be asked.
When Nigerian was killed in Britain who black listed anyone? Other things that happen to Nigerian outside their shore, who arrests anybody, I am not in any way trying to say he should be spared for what he did, NO infact he deserves the worse hearing since he had the intentions of killing innocent people. Nigeria has taken a good step in ordering scanning machines to help check the activities of terrorist and drug lords, this is a welcome development.
The inhuman treatment Nigerian get before when they are travelling out has been tripled as now extra screening has been added to the sad treating they get before, well this is what we get when there is bad leadership, corrupt leaders and those who seek to see Nigeria go down, the president has been in absentia for 45days now, and there has been series of lies about his health, now we don’t know where our president is and politics is being played with our leadership. The lord is watching and for those who feel they run the affairs, know that the trying times would pass and we would succeed. Let us fold our hands and watch the trail but it is a shame that the name of my dear Naija has once again been stained and dragged in the mud of shame.