By Ayo Shonaiya
Not to make any justifiable case for the current President of Nigeria, but I believe everything is just coming to a head during GEJ’s time. Personally I feel Nigeria started to rot on October 1st 1979, and the bottom is just falling out now, and we’re all just blaming the guy that is there now.
Aren’t we all to blame to some extent for Nigeria’s current state? The corruption, the indiscipline, decay in educational standards, inept Police and Armed forces, religious mental slavery, government officials getting away with looting, public lynching (jungle justice), devaluation of currency? Did all these happen or start when GEJ became President? Abi is it because of social media now we’re all eager to point at someone/something and start to mouth off?
Again, I am not making excuses for the President, but don’t let us pretend like we didn’t see all these calamities coming, and everybody was busy minding their business and just trodding along, adapting to whatever hardship and injustice was staring us in the face (even praising ourselves for our rugged and resilient nature as Nigerians), until now that the rain is falling hard on the country and everybody. These missing girls issue is a terrible thing to happen, but the fact that it can happen in the first place wasn’t born out of bad government of today, it has been festering for 35 years and it’s just blowing up in our faces now.
What are WE gonna do about it is the question. But if you still wanna blame, yes, blame GEJ, blame me, blame you. Shame on all of us.
Shonaiya is a filmmaker