At excatly what point in our short history the first voice of reason crooned, we may never know.
What is certain is that no one needed a seer to fortell that the road we had chosen as a people would only lead to wailing and gnashing of teeth. And those teeth have been gnashing right across the country for years.
Indeed the first lessons in elementary economics and world trade opens the eye enough for a wise nation to choose another course of action.
Several years after that first warning to take the issues seriously, our nation still continues down the same road with no resolve to right the course of history; protecting with all might possible that which has been appointed to bring us to doom should we choose not to discount it’s value.
Isn’t if funny that rather than propagating policies that will take us forward our leaders busy themselves with sweet nothings. Soothing frayed nerves of a deeply deprived people by sharing out the national cake to self appointed “representatives”.
Whilst serious nations and visionary leaders make develpopment plans that will consolidate there countries positions as an economic hub in the world and put structures in place to ensure actualisation, we continue pouring vast resources at programmes that aren’t seriously meant for progress.
With no conserted effort in place to develop other sources of income apart from our oil earnings, we continue our decent toward economic oblivion, now even more iminent in the face of global realities.
Isn’t it funny that after ‘oil’ these years we remain a monocultural nation?This piece was first contributed in "The Revolution Magazine, Published Monthly by Renaissance Media, February 2009 edition.