Nigerian and ‘what’s in it for me syndrome’

Every Nigerian plagued with the ‘what’s in it for me syndrome’, no one cares if he/she are not direct beneficiaries, we don’t care if there’s minimum wage as long as we don’t work in the sector.

We would have a revolution in Nigeria would be on TV because Nigerians are mute, not asking for accountability because of that popular phrase ‘E nor consign me’.

There will be a televised Nigerian revolution because Nigerians are largely tribalized, if he is not from my tribe, there’s no good in it, when we win, it is Nigeria, and these days we hardly win; but when there’s a problem, it’s an Igbo problem, or na Yoruba man do am, they were all speaking Fulfulde, those Calabar people…The hate quotient is increasingly choking with every conversation.

The ‘Do you know who I am’ phenomenon will cause revolt. It will be televised. The masses will go for those people, will loot, and burn, and kill those set of people. They forgot that we should be first Nigerians before we bother about who anyone is; the do-you-know-who-I-am people who created one law for the rich and the other for the poor will be targeted in the revolution.

Your boys are loyal, loyal to APC, loyal to PDP, loyal to the Pastor or Imam but no one is loyal to the flag, loyal to the constitution, our loyalty question that, is the reason we assume how Christians/Muslims do, will spark a revolution. Because really, how do Christians do, how do Muslims do? Our loyalty blinds us and weakens us; we become a praying people that are so lazy. We look for solace in, ‘let us pray, only God can save us and it is the will of God.’

There’s a coming revolution because we believe others are doing it, and getting away with it. We justify actions because the former government did it. So it’s our turn and if you are not happy wait for your turn.

In my scattered thoughts I wondered how the Nigerian revolution was going to pan out, Congo would be child’s play compared to the nightmare that Nigeria would become if we do not get our acts right, with ethnic militias and warlords each claiming territory and small and medium arms available to every and any clan; Indigenous natives versus settlers, faith based gun-cuffs and natural resources to gun duel over, our revolution would be televised.

There is revolution that is coming, the talakawas will revolt against the masu-kudi, the mekuno will fight the rich, officers in all forces will realign, it is coming, it is not a Sowore matter, the DSS will be at loss, it will be televised, in the social media, on regular media, if we don’t want it, the call is ours, our pretenses that all is well are becoming real, before the cistern explodes let us act, for only time will tell.


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