Nigerian award-winning author and politician, Reno Omokri has bemoaned the poor state of the country in safety and economy.
Taking to his Instagram page, he shared a series of facts that proved that the power Nigeria used to hold as the giant of Africa is no more due to the insecurities and poor management of the country.
He captioned his post as: Is Nigeria Still the Giant of Africa? (Part 5)
And what do we even say about security? As I was writing this, the United States government issued a travel advisory to its citizens, warning them not to visit 14 Nigerian states, including Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa state due to terrorism and kidnapping, Bauchi, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, and Zamfara states due to kidnapping, and Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, and Rivers states (except for Port Harcourt) due to crime, kidnapping, and maritime crime.
The United States ended the advisory with the following “Violent crime – such as armed robbery, assault, carjacking, kidnapping, hostage taking, banditry, and rape – is common throughout the country.”
Obviously, I am not happy to write this. Nigeria is my country. But if we do not address our challenges, if we bury our heads in the sand like the ostrich, the Muhammadu Buhari junta will destroy the entire labours of our heroes past.
In fact, the other day, I was heartbroken to read in the news that security officers in Kaduna had rescued stolen cows. Is this not the same Kaduna that has not been able to rescue abducted school children? Is this not a bit insensitive?
To celebrate the liberation of cows when the oppression of human beings has not been arrested. And things are now even so bad that abductors have now graduated to abducting undergraduates. If Kaduna puts the efforts they invest in cows on rescuing those children, they could have been rescued.