Wednesday, July 16, 2014


"Man in conceit thinks himself God; man runs as though tomorrow is his to tell; in arrogance he schemes, he plans, he dances, he conjures and contrives, yes he plays God ignorant of the fact that God is GOD, and times HIS to run." - Prof. Chris Nwaokobia Jnr.

I'm concerned that in the face of pervasive crisis some still think that 2015 is bread for conjectures. I'm worried that many are unable to gauge the pulse therefore are taken aback by the anger and angst that inundates the Nigerian space.

Yes, if it is not the Haramists bombing Bornu, Abuja, Adamawa or Jos it is Ritualists be-heading the hapless and the innocent, if it is not Armed Robbers on rampage it is kidnappers holding sway, if it is not billions of Dollars missing from State coffers it is Soldiers destroying buses and holding a State by the jugular, if it is not total darkness in the land it is false claim of leadership strides in the media, and this dance of macabre continues ad nauseam ad infinitum.

Most evident is the failure of a political class that is ill prepared for governance. Profoundly lucid is the dance of guesses and conjectures which defines the entire fabric of politics in Nigeria. Sadly rather than address the fundamentals the people are divided along ethnic, sectional, religious and primordial lines, we truly are a country like no other and a weird specie of homo sapiens.

These are worrisome times, times depicting the invaluableness of extreme caution, times yearning for patriots to man the saddle, times calling for committed leadership beyond politics BUT alas we are engaged in alan'ta shuffle, we are engrossed in a dance of shame mindless of the fierce urgency of the NOW. Sad.

May God save Nigeria.
Prof. Chris Nwaokobia Jnr.

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