President Muhammadu Buhari’s Particular Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has stated some Nigerians are the best downside of the nation.
Adesina, in his weekly column, cautioned Nigerians towards ” disintegration, destabilization and outright conflict”.
The presidential spokesman stated though the nation isn’t excellent, many ought to do their greatest to make it work.
In his phrases;
“It’s typically intriguing to listen to eminent and nicely appointed Nigerians discuss disintegration, destabilization and outright conflict, as if it’s a picnic. Conflict? Not a tea get together, and never one thing it’s best to want even upon your enemy.
”Nigeria fought a conflict earlier than, by which about two million individuals died. There was sorrow, tears and blood, until good sense prevailed, and we stated there was no victor, no vanquished. The scars of that internecine battle are nonetheless very evident in some components of the land.
“Why then do some newspaper columnists, public commentators, ethnic warlords, even teachers, discuss of conflict as one thing they lengthy for, an affliction they need to inflict their nation with? Conflict? Is it a picnic or tea get together?
“I’ve seen sufficient to make me conclude that the best downside of Nigeria are Nigerians themselves. They appear to hate their nation. There was that atheist who stated on his demise mattress. “I hate all people. I hate God. I even hate myself.” That appears to be the expertise of a very good variety of Nigerians”.
Nigeria isn’t excellent
The presidential spokesman stated though the nation isn’t excellent, wishing evil upon it’s not the answer to the issues.
“What am I saying? Is Nigeria in an ideal state, nirvana, a Utopia? On no account. All of us see issues that exasperate us about our nation. So, is chopping off the pinnacle the remedy for headache? Is demise want for the nation by the fixed yearning for conflict the way in which out, couched as warnings by some curiosity teams? For actually, that’s what they’d want to see, if solely to have the morbid satisfaction of claiming: we warned, they didn’t pay attention.
“We’ve got our grouses with Nigeria. The President typically talks of missed alternatives, and sure, this nation has missed many, over the many years. However he provides that these of them who’ve fought to maintain this nation collectively would by no means open their eyes and see Nigeria dismembered. Loving the unloveable. That’s what Nigerians want, if we might ultimately get the nation we need. William Cowper, English author, who lived between 1731 and 1800, stated: “England, with all thy faults, I like thee still-my nation.”
“That’s one factor we discover missing. We’ve got not bought to the purpose that we will say, Nigeria, with all thy faults, I like thee still-my nation.
“The Good Guide says love covers a large number of sins. And it does. However does it occur in respect of our nation? Don’t Nigerians carry round giant-sized grudges towards themselves, towards their leaders, towards the following ethnic group, and towards their very own very land… They appear to hate their nation. There was that atheist who stated on his demise mattress. “I hate all people. I hate God. I even hate myself.”
Many causes to like Nigeria
“The necessity of the hour is love for Nigeria, warts and all. Sure, there are a lot of causes to not love this land. However it’s the one one we’ve. We’d be second class residents wherever else. Nigeria we hail thee. Our personal pricey place of origin.
The fault strains are many: ethnicity, suspicion of domination, spiritual variations, language, centrifugal forces. However, Nigeria, with all thy faults, I like thee still-my nation.
“Are you aware that some Nigerians truly gloat when issues go unsuitable within the nation? They rejoice at wanton killings, large insecurity, prostrate financial system, decrepit inter-ethnic relationships, and the like. They need issues to crumble within the ‘zoo.’ However Nigeria will survive. The singer, Veno Marioghae, stated it way back. Nigeria is just like the testicles of a ram. It might sway back and forth because the ram runs, however it should by no means fall off.
“It’s time we started to have a Nigerian agenda, as a substitute of sectional agenda. It’s time we started to see the large image, and need our nation nicely. Sufficient of wars and rumours of conflict. Can we cavil much less about our nation? Can we emphasize much less on issues not completed, and focus extra on issues being achieved? And I let you know, the Buhari authorities has tales to inform. Of rice pyramids, roads, rail, bridges, airports, large infrastructure in every single place.
“Simply on Thursday, the 13 Flooring, Twin Tower ultra-modern Headquarters Constructing of the Niger Delta Growth Fee was commissioned, about 26 years after it was conceived. And lots of of such tasks abound. Let’s wail much less, and admire extra. Nigeria, with all thy faults, I like thee still-my nation.”
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