t will take a lot of courage and gut to rule a diverse nation like Nigeria. It appears the legislative, executive and Judicial branches of government are inept to say the least. Unfortunately, there has been an ugly union between Governmental, Sectarian and Ecclesiastical leadership in the country. The question remains, will President Goodluck Jonathan and his administration ever wake up from their slumber? Will these elected officials remember their oath of office, and that service to their fellow men is a service to Almighty God, whose interest is in "Love and Peace". Irrespective of religious affiliation, whether Islam or Christianity, the Great "I am" is One, and He never encourages any one to "HATE". His everlasting admonition is "Love" and "Peace". In any of the religions on earth, if there is anything substantially different from Peace, Love and Unity, let that religious sect speak out and explain its doctrine.
President Goodluck Jonathan and the elected officials in Nigeria at all levels of Government should take a decisive action against these destructive elements, called "Boko Haram". Their ruinous and ravaging attacks have gone beyond religious intolerance. It may be categorized as "barbaric". My advice to the present regime is to use the method carried out by Generals Buhari and Idiagbon (RIP) to quell the 1983 uprising in Yola or the kano uprising in 198/2, and to summarily silence the Boko Haram sect as the Maitasine of Kano and Mai Tatashe of Yola. After all, the President is the commander in Chief of the Nigerian armed forces. Nigerian government needs to fight for the well being of the majority and not an appeasement of a few dissidents spreading out from Maiduguri. The time to stop that faction is NOW! Anything less than stopping this irreligious faction is tantamount to giving away the sovereignty of Nigeria to Satan and his followers.
But first, our leaders in politics, business, and religion should provide the necessary means for sustenance of individual Nigerian to satisfy his or her life essential needs, including liberty, equal justice, better living conditions, employment etc. These will eliminate unhealthy uprising. It is when we are our "brothers keeper" that we can gracefully enjoy our God bestowed endowments. We must learn to share the wealth of the nation with the wisdom of Solomon. Nigerian leaders should be able to put off their greed and selfishness. It is then they will realize their prodigality in managing Nigeria's resources.
A pronouncement by a darling president of U.S.A is relevant at this point. The Late President John F. Kennedy put it this way, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country". The question posed to our leaders now is "What have they done for Nigeria since independence?" Privileged thousands have hoarded the wealth/blessings of Nigeria for their selfish gains, thereby, impoverishing millions in their own indigenous home country. Jonathan and his cohorts should answer to the "call for duty", and save the country, from neglect and possible disintegration, from lawlessness, from lack of safety, from homelessness and joblessness, and from many more deprivations of comfort, so people may live harmoniously in Nigeria. My experience traveling through towns and villages in Nigeria revealed that there is love inherent in the people for one another, but the hindrance, is our elites, who pitch one man against another.
Nigeria is blessed with natural resources to provide abundant life for her people; why let a few inconsiderate, greedy, selfish, itching palm individuals destroy the beauty of the country? They steal billions and millions of Naira year in year out without contributing to the progress of the country. They enjoy unlimited benefits and exorbitant salaries as elected officials, but disregard the worker.
In the USA, the salary of congressmen is approximately $174,000.00/annum without fringe benefits, except health insurance and pension, unlike their counterpart in Nigeria, where they enjoy more than double the salary with a lot of PORK (free cars, housing, domestic stewards, etc.). They abandon their work, which is service to the people, and engage in ruthless looting of the country's treasury, making themselves filthy rich at the expense of the neglected masses. They have embarked on a dead end road that will yield no progress. They are like maggots which are never filled. We need to depose these maggots (our current leaders).
The most effective medicine for getting rid of maggots is SALT. And good servants in the service of God are the salt of the earth. Truthfulness, Mercy, Love, and Justice are the antidote to a corrupt government. We need a coalition of WISE men and women with a willing and determined mind to transform Nigeria. We can "Do It" NOW, not later, for the love of the COUNTRY.
God bless Nigeria!