I wish I could simply wish away the bad hinge that happens in Nigeria. I wish I could lie in bed and wake up to good news of Nigerians smiling, blessing their ladies, I wish. I wish I didn’t have to even think about staying back in a foreign land because my country barely has anything to offer me. I wish I actually felt the patriotism I used to feel when talking about Nigeria. I wish we didn’t have to insult our political leaders on social media. I wish our religious leaders would be better examples of true leaders and not a mockery of Christianity. I wish we didn’t have many unemployable youths who are so easily indoctrinated. I wish our educational system was good that people didn’t have to send their children abroad or pay the outrageous private fees because the government owned schools are inadequate.
We have to stop being victims. We have to be a true example of what activism can do. We have to change our ideology, stop encouraging thieves, jubilation when politicians give money that should be meant for hospitals or electricity.
- Written by Ebele Oputa
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