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Thursday, 20 June 2013 04:48

Oh God Of Creations.....

Written by Taiwo Lawrence Adeyemi
Nigerians Nigerians January 16, 2012. (Stringer/Courtesy Reuters)

The labor of our heroes past, the dreams of Nnmadi Azikiwe,  Ahmadu Bello, Obafemi Awolowo,Aminu Kano, and Tafawa Balewa is gradually becoming a stark reality. President Barrack Obama  in his famous speech Cairo to the World Muslim Congress,



"Much has been made of the fact that an African-American with the name Barack Hussein Obama could be elected President. But my personal story is not so unique. The dream of opportunity for all people has not come true for everyone in America, but its promise exists for all who come to our shores - that includes nearly seven million American Muslims in our country today who enjoy incomes and education that are higher than average.



Moreover, freedom in America is indivisible from the freedom to practice one's religion. That is why there is a mosque in every state of our union, and over 1,200 mosques within our borders. That is why the U.S. government has gone to court to protect the right of women and girls to wear the hijab, and to punish those who would deny it.



So let there be no doubt: Islam is a part of America. And I believe that America holds within her the truth that regardless of race, religion, or station in life, all of us share common aspirations - to live in peace and security; to get an education and to work with dignity; to love our families, our communities, and our God. These things we share. This is the hope of all humanity.



Of course, recognizing our common humanity is only the beginning of our task. Words alone cannot meet the needs of our people. These needs will be met only if we act boldly in the years ahead; and if we understand that the challenges we face are shared, and our failure to meet them will hurt us all.



For we have learned from recent experience that when a financial system weakens in one country, prosperity is hurt everywhere. When a new flu infects one human being, all are at risk. When one nation pursues a nuclear weapon, the risk of nuclear attack rises for all nations. When violent extremists operate in one stretch of mountains, people are endangered across an ocean. And when innocents in Bosnia and Darfur are slaughtered, that is a stain on our collective conscience. That is what it means to share this world in the 21st century. That is the responsibility we have to one another as human beings.



This is a difficult responsibility to embrace. For human history has often been a record of nations and tribes subjugating one another to serve their own interests. Yet in this new age, such attitudes are self-defeating. Given our interdependence, any world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will inevitably fail. So whatever we think of the past, we must not be prisoners of it. Our problems must be dealt with through partnership; progress must be shared.



That does not mean we should ignore sources of tension. Indeed, it suggests the opposite: we must face these tensions squarely. And so in that spirit, let me speak as clearly and plainly as I can about some specific issues that I believe we must finally confront together."



Oh God of creations, show us your face, as Nigerian political class and leaders cause in no more noble but a disaster. You averred in the Biblical book of Moses that 'No man see your face and live', when pressed by Moses to you to kindly show him your face!



The masses of Nigeria are crying out. Oh God of creations, show the masses your face! Kindly direct the noble cause of our leaders, the so--called Africa's monolith political party, PDP has hit the rock, becoming rudderless [it cannot meander Nigeria's fjord water].



A country where a single individual got a whopping N4billion from manipulated oil block sale, flee to France, acquire a chateau and his fellow country men rots away in abject poverty and frustrations. Powerful politicians indicted for contract scams, oil subsidy fraud still holds appointment and remain visible.



Expansive buildings dots everywhere that makes nonsense, while the interiors dwellers suffers neglect. Millions of Nigerians die daily at various rural communities health centers, state hospitals, general hospitals, and quack health centers. Oh God of creations direct Nigerian leaders and the political class as they sibylline, some have gone to Delphic, to meet with the gods to advice and get information about their political future, second term, third term in NASS, proposed six year single tenure, advancing APC Armada, NGF crisis, Rotimi Amechi's intransigence.




Americans cherished 'Patriotism', Chinese cherished 'Attitude', Germans cherished 'Determination', Britons cherished 'Naval Superiority', French cherished 'Diplomacy' Japanese cherished 'Fighting Spirit'. Julius Nwalimu Nyerere, Ahmadu Bello, Tafawa Balewa, Aminu Kano, Balarabe Musa, Nelson Mandela all have modest homes, the present crop of Nigeria political class and leaders careless, they built houses on hill tops, haciendas, and built castles on seas.



Thabo Mbeki, south Africa former president, lamented recently that, the massive and huge money been ferried from Africa to European banks comes mainly from African leaders and politicians. Oh God of creations, pray for Nigerian politicians and leaders to have mercy on Nigerian masses.



The angers, frustrations at bus-stops, newspaper stands, is a clear pointer that Nigerians are actually being pummeled and battered beyond redemption, due to poverty, joblessness, starvation, and hopeless. According to India's greatest leader Mahatma Gandhi, 'he who makes peaceful change impossible, makes violent change inevitable'.




Frustrations, and anger pervades the environment and now the order of the day in markets, newspaper stands, bus-stops, and meeting places. with a bleak future, hopeless dream, worsening economic and living conditions. Nigerian masses are simply miles away.


Oh God of creations, shew Nigerians your kind face!



Taiwo Lawrence Adeyemi.

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