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Nigeria At 63: A Desperate Cry For Change, By Buhari Olanrewaju Ahmed

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Nigeria At 63: A Desperate Cry For Change, By Buhari Olanrewaju Ahmed

Parents are forced to watch helplessly as their daughters fall victim to rape and prostitution

After 63 years of independence, Nigeria remains trapped in a cycle of hardship and suffering, akin to a stalled vehicle refusing to budge. This nation has weathered its share of turmoil, marked by sorrow and tears.

It’s been 63 years of a strained marriage, repeatedly marred by violence, animosity, sorrow, and tears. This forced union has claimed the lives of countless innocent souls, leaving terror, nightmares, and indelible scars in the hearts of those wronged.

In this country, parents are forced to watch helplessly as their daughters fall victim to rape and prostitution. Fathers flee their responsibilities, unable to bear the burden any longer.

Mothers, driven by poverty, coerce their underage daughters into early marriages, forsaking their sensibilities due to the overwhelming weight of responsibility they can never meet.

In a land where a tiger can kill an anonymous soul without consequence, but the same tiger will face retribution if it dares harm someone of influence, the injustice is stark.

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Despite 63 years of independence, over 200 million Nigerians still grapple with abject poverty. Insecurity has overrun the nation, with no viable solutions in sight. Political leaders prioritize personal interests over the pressing concerns of the people.

Kidnapping has flourished into a lucrative business, with gunmen reigning unchecked in parts of the country. Nigeria has become a modern-day slave zone, where the whims of these gunmen determine whether citizens live or die.

According to UNESCO, there are now about twenty million out-of-school children in Nigeria, a testament to the government’s failure to provide a conducive learning environment.

Lack of education and employment has driven many into criminal gangs, perpetrating terror in society. Unemployment rates surge as thousands of graduates from higher institutions struggle to secure jobs, rendering their education efforts futile.

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The healthcare system has crumbled, with numerous skilled doctors seeking better opportunities abroad. Nigerian leaders, seemingly devoid of empathy, threaten to withhold salaries and hazard allowances from these healthcare heroes.

The government, under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, subjects citizens to modern-day oppression. While he seeks elite medical treatment abroad, healthcare at home deteriorates, and policies burden the people with exorbitant taxes and anti-citizen measures.

After enduring 63 years of humiliation, harassment, torture, and extortion by security agencies, Nigerians still find themselves with a government seemingly intolerant of their plight. Security officials act with impunity, knowing they are beyond reproach due to systemic corruption.

Thousands of innocent people languish in prisons, held without trial, victims of illegal arrests and detentions by security forces.

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Nigeria has never experienced 24 hours of uninterrupted power supply, and overall living conditions remain dismal. Even after 63 years, the government negotiates with terrorists, appealing to them to disarm and present their demands.

This is a nation that reintegrates those who have killed, raped, and butchered innocent souls. It grants opportunists free rein to loot, widening the gates of poverty and hunger.

Obviously, the country is overdue for a revolution. Tinubu’s lack of empathy and abrupt removal of fuel subsidies without a plan to support Nigerians shows his inability to lead.

As citizens of Nigeria, we must unite, regardless of our political affiliations, to demand good governance and oust those who have pillaged our nation. It’s time for change, a fresh start, and a brighter future for Nigeria.

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