The Army Of The Dead
“Nothing unites Nigerians more than corruption”
The level of understanding amongst Nigerians when it comes to raping this nation of her resources can be mind-boggling. At that point there is no religious, ethnic, region, age, or academic barrier. The only thing that matters is the sharing formulae.
The Night King and the Night Walkers in the TV series, #Game of Thrones, displayed a tremendous level of cooperation that made me think of Nigeria. The Night walkers don’t ask questions as to why they should go to battle with the living, after all they had relatives that were still alive. But then who would bother to ask, when you are entitled to whatever you can grab from the war?
It reminded me of how each of us try to cheat the ‘system’ without considering the fact that our actions will affect other people, including our friends and relatives, in the long run. The one that was supposed to do good roads, siphons the money for personal use, the one to supply drugs does the same, and the one that suppose to provide good education does it half heartedly, the ones to ensure those given a particular task carry it out also see the opportunity as an avenue to get their own share, and the cycle continues.
Corruption in Nigeria, is the Night King, and he is marching on us with the army of the dead. While we are here fighting ourselves over Ruga, Rape, Window seat, political party’s pettiness and political correctness, they are getting closer every passing day. And without a selfless leader like Jon Snow that can unite us, and make us acknowledge the real enemies, our existence as a people might just be a matter of time!
We are in existential times here in Nigeria. And Recession is here, but Winter (financial drought and conflict) is coming!
NB: If you miss any of the series, or you want to refer someone to it, just click (www.socialwatchdog.ng). The complete series is there.
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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.