Opinion

A Nation On The Precipice

Written by Idede Oseyande

A Nation On The Precipice

“The money wen we get oooh, e nor go finish ooh, Amen”.

“If you nor get money hide your face”.

“No more insufficient fund”

In a society where songs like this are what inspires us, you expect not to have several Invictus and many more list of fraudsters, ritualist, kidnappers and looters?

Even in entertainment, the values of any society is reflected.

Growing up, my Dad used to play a popular song each time he wants to remind us of the essence of education. The song which was sung in the Yoruba language literally means:

“If you want to wear heels and work white-collar jobs, you have to read your books”.

Then educated people held sway in society. Being in a respectable profession like Medicine, Law, Engineering, or Accountancy makes one a demigod.

Over the years, our societal mores were eroded and replaced with jungle-like lawlessness. Law-abiding citizens were treated as aliens. The followers see it as improper for their elected leaders to be law-abiding. One’s ability to beat protocol and live above the law soon became a new measure of wealth and influence. It became unlawful to be lawful in the country. Kane’s now rings supreme.

As it stands, the jungle is even more organised and coordinated than the Nigerian society.

But as stated clearly in Ademola H. Adigun viral article, “We built this place”.

By little negligence, inactions, bad actions, passivity, and docility, and lots more, we contributed to the menace we find ourselves today. But since hypocrisy is a Nigerian, we stand in awe wondering how things got to this level. To massage our conscience, we apportion blames along ethnic lines, regions and religious divide, even along social strata, just to ensure others except for our very self, is responsible.

And when we are done shifting blames like two table tennis player, we settle down and suffer the stench together.

Nothing we change except we learn to be part of the solution from our little circle of influence, starting from the family!

I am pledging to be part of a New Nigeria, would you join me?

IDEDE Oseyande
Social Engineer
(www.socialwatchdog.ng)

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About the author

Idede Oseyande

IDEDE Oseyande, a graduate of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, is an unrepentant believer in the Nigeria project.
His concern for the actualisation of a prosperous nation and the continent, in general, is reflected in his written works.

He currently runs an online advocacy platform (www.socialwatchdog.ng) where he engages the government and the people.

Among his published works are 'What is Left of What is Right?', 'The Portrait of a Revolutionary Leader' and 'Warri No Dey Carry Last'.

He is a guest writer for several blogs and his Attitudinal and Behavioral Coaching classes has transformed many lives.

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