July 9, 2017 at 11:43 pm #13408betternigerian2020Participant
PARADOX OF PUBLIC SERVICE
“When the abominable becomes acceptable…
Death is inevitable!”
There are strange things going on in our society today.
There are absurd scenarios taking shape in our nation every day.
There are felonies being committed in our country every day.
There are treacherous cultures that had subconsciously become the order of the day…
Of which I perceived stimulated the Preacher to say;
‘I had seen servants ride on chariots
While Princes walk on bare foot’
Indeed, this matter quizzes my thinking faculty.
This issue makes me feel pathetic for our nation’s difficulty,
Because these acts are very abominable yet generally acceptable in our community!
So I sigh in grief to ask these questions…
To whom was the government set up for?
To whom was the government fashioned for?
Who really are the employers and employees in Nigeria Government?
Where lays the authority and power of Nigeria Government?
And who actually has the Right to dictate the Tunes being played in Nigeria Government?
‘Hmmm! I wondered why the horse whip is now in the hands of the servants
While the Masters are frog jumping and leaping in the front of the servants!’
[Think about it]
However, still in shock, I ask profusely,…
What is actually happening in our society?
What is really happening to the elites in our community?
Are we truly sick in the head?
Are we being enchanted to be living-dead?
Or are we being bewitched to be unheard…?
Because how can an employee earn more and live wealthier than his employer?
How can a house boy eat the best of foods and dress in Royal apparels
While his Master Dress in rags, cry of Hunger and Battered by poverty!
How can a house-maid live in AC fitted pent-houses, enjoys the best things of life
While her employer – the mistress
Lives under bridges and shanties, hawk under scorching sun to survive,
And most times die of starvation and dehydration!
How can servants Drive in Range rover Jeeps, Mercedes Benz cars and even fly Jets,
While their employers Trek from street to street, pleading for job
And begging for money to feed and survive!
And yet we keep mute and call that a common thing?
We even say it’s just one of those normal things…?
What a shame?
What a sacrilege?
An abomination is being committed amongst us!
For the true order of life had been overridden by the false order of life among us!
Abraham Lincoln, The Father of Democracy said,
“Democracy is Government of the people, by the people and for the People”
Then If the Government is truly for the people,
Then what is happening to Nigerians
What are we thinking?
What are we doing?
I seriously think we are not thinking straight!
And I am certain that we need to reprogram our thinking faculties,
As well as restructuring our mental fallacies!
Because it is obviously thoughtful that our thoughts are contaminated and corrupted!
And that our eyes are blinded from the truth on ground!
Because how do we expound the case of a public servant
That is employed into the office by the masses via election [voting]
Who ended up neglecting the masses and amending the laws of the Land
To favour his selfish course,
Enriching himself, dwelling in executive pent houses,
Moves in entourage of exotic cars, and profoundly being treated as Royalty?
While the masses that ought to enjoy such privileges
Are being crushed and oppressed by the same Public Officer and laws of the land,
Forced to Live in abundant penuries, destitute, abused and raped of their right!
As well as being slaughtered, abandoned and burnt like street rats.
Yet we sit back and murmur in silence and ignorance…
To say ‘E go better one day’!
Beloved fellow Nigerians,
The phrase ‘E go Beta one day’
Is a consolation of us living in cowardice and ignorance
That is compounded with a slavish mentality!
For How do we describe the scenario…
Whereby a state servant that is explicitly employed by the masses,
Is Being treated with utmost importance, heavily guarded,
Flown abroad for treatment in the best hospitals,
Schooled in world-class institutions
And enjoy the best things of life with ease!
While the masses who are the True Employers of these public servants
Are being deprived from good health care, destitute of good education,
Live in Total Black Out [TBO] communities; strive to eat once per day,
Handicap of good houses and shelter, struggle and suffer to survive on daily basis,
Disgustfully abused, assaulted and molested by their very chosen ones!
Yet we fold our hands and condemn these mischievous acts
In our bedrooms, house corner, streets and beer palours!
Who will ever believe that we employed these servants into Government?
Who will ever believe that they represent us at all levels of Government?
Who will ever believe us when we say the Government belongs to us?
Hmmm! This is terrible!
If we don’t officially and legally act against theses treacherous acts,
That had enslaved our fathers and mothers in the past
And even this present generation
To the extent of slaughtering innocent Nigerians on the altar of corruptism and Tribalism!
To the extent of turning dignified citizens of Nigeria into corporate Beggars
And refugees in their own promise land,
We will all have ourselves to blame forever!
The point is;
Since we officially and legally employed them into these offices…
We must as a matter of necessity
Legally and socially put these political manipulators in their right senses
And whoever refuses to yield shall be disarm and strip of the right of the office.
There is no doubt, that politics and government is everybody’s business!
It is however brutish and foolish for a man to think
That politics is meant for some secluded people!
It is however disgraceful and degrading
For a man to shy away from politics and government matters…
Because politics Is the engine room
That powers and drives any nation’s economy
To her boom or to her doom!
Politics is the public potter’s house where the destinies of nations are fashioned and moulded!
President Theodore Roosevelt of America, rightly said that
‘The people who says that they have no time to attend to politics
Are simply saying that they are unfit to live in a free community!
Though voting is crucial but it is the least political duty of any man.
For every man must devout a reasonable share
Of his time to doing his Duty
In the political life of the community where he lives!
And no man has a right to avoid his political duties
Under whatsoever plea or pleasure of business!’
These words were emphatically spoken by Theodore Roosevelt,
Because he empirical knew too well that politics is the determinant force
In the health sector, business sector, media sector,
Food sector, educational sector and security sector
In any developed or developing nation in the world!
Hence if politics is left
In the hands of the few,
It will be hijack by the few,
Corrupted by the few,
And use as a weapon of mass oppression and destruction by the few!
Therefore with whatsoever profession we found ourselves doing in Nigeria,
Let’s use it as a tool and transform it into a weapon of Mass Liberation
That will change and make Nigeria a Healthier, Wealthier and Better place for all Nigerians!
May God Bless all Nigerians
Long live Nigerians!
And long live Our Fatherland!
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