The Oasis Reporters
December 4, 2017
Nigeria has no leaders in the mold of Ghana’s Nana Akuffo Addo or France’s Emmanuel Macron, and it’s a huge pity.
Rather, we have ancient dinosaurs, heartless buffoons, rnen of questionable paternity, provincial bastards, court jesters, village idiots, ill-bred manipulators, genocidal meglomaniacs, unconscionable mass murderers, sociopathic narcissists, ill-educated gutter snipes and sadistic slave-dealers who kow tow and bow to the western world, who tremble and quiver before the Arabs, who are agents, spies and informants of western intelligence agencies and who have gladly and willingly sold the future, destiny and fortunes of their people for a mess of pottage and a pittance.
Those that I am referring to know who they are. These are men who play God and who believe that they must impose their will on our nation and our people until the day that they die.
Yet thankfully all hope is not lost. We must not despair because our future and destiny lie in our hands. If we make the right choices I have no doubt that we shall achieve our full potentials and take our rightful place in the comity of nations.
I say this because despite all our challenges and mind-bending viscititudes and in spite of our dearth of good quality leadership, we remain a nation of proud and noble souls and great and beautiful people.
Nigeria is a lion. She is powerful and resilient. She is enduring, long-suffering, irresistable and irrepressible . She is more than a nation. She is an inexplicable monument of irreconcilable contradictions.
She comprises of many countries all wrapped up in one awesome mighty mega-nation. She is a life-force. She is both a tangible and an intangible entity all at once. She is a living spirit and a powerful soul.
She is the only country on the African continent that has a true identity and whose people yearn for her when outside her shores. Everyone on the continent looks up to Nigeria. She is their heart and their hope.
Even if she is restructured or if she breaks up tomorrow and goes under a thousand different names we shall still see ourselves as first and foremost Nigerians. Nothing can take away the strength and essence of a mighty and roaring lion.
We are many nations within a nation. We are a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-religious mega-nation of God-loving and God-fearing believers.
We are the pride of Africa, the hope of the black man and the beloved of the Lord.
We shall endure, we shall excel and by the grace of the Living God, we shall rise again.
Written by Femi Fani-Kayode.
Chief Kayode is Nigeria’s former Minister of Aviation and one time spokesman for ex president Olusegun Obasanjo.