Independence, The Purported Freedom of a Dependent Nation


A popular narration has it that a fool at 40 is a fool forever, today, 1-10-2017 shall mark another epochal epoch in the history of Nigeria, in this type of day in the year, Nigeria was granted her Independence after tireless efforts of the great nationalists, indeed, the efforts of the likes of Awolowo, Ahmadu Bello, Nnamdi Azikwe are deeply rooted and not unconnected with the granted freedom to Nigerians.

These great men under duress made it possible for us to be granted Independence, they meant well for this country, and they were jingoistic leaders who wanted their country (Nigeria) attain a lofty height in terms of development, today, public administrators shall organise a jamboree all because we are now independent for 57 years, Indeed, it has been 57 years of abject poverty, 57 years of underdevelopment, 57 years of unemployment, 57 years of deceit, 57 years of enslavement, 57 years of sorrow and agony.

Shortly after Independence in 1960, Nigeria was made a republic in 1963, and ever since then our past leaders have been threading the path of the colonial masters in terms of goodness and kindness, let me note pronto that while the colonists have their own brutal, savage and ferocious way of inflicting pains on and dealing with Nigerians, alongside, they have been able to progress Nigeria to an extent, and this is coming from an unbiased and objective orientation, i am good to conclude that the colonial masters were somewhat fairer in the treatment of Nigerians than our own fellow brethren in the administration of our beloved country.

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Most public administrators will always hide under the pretext and guise of being colonised to justify the retarding condition of Nigeria, enough of these shenanigans and deceitful opinions, America of all nations was colonised and it is difficult to believe and comprehend this, owing to the fact that the country has over the years developed beyond reasonable doubts.

The fact that Nigeria was colonised does not really justify the woes and malediction she faces today, the reason is very clear, bad leaders and aimless politicians who can also be described as the cankerworms drove us and keep driving us to this pitiful condition. The integrity of the present public administrators has been a key issue in the country in the recent years, after the demise of our loyal and committed fathers, dwarfs and kowtowers dominated the political system of Nigeria.

Though, there are a lot of negative issues on the part of the juntas heading the military system of government, I can conclude common-sensically without bias that the system has been favourable and fairer than that of the recent civilian government in the administration and management of the country.

1999 which presumed the return of a civilian government was characterised by political instability, and the malaise still remains up till the moment. The present set of public administrators in Nigeria have been spotted to be the brains behind the shameful condition we find ourselves in today, these people are one big family characterised by satiating their own self interests without considering that of the nation.

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Indeed, the present day Nigeria is a mismatch of the past Nigeria, due to the fact that the past administrators are in all ramifications different from and better than the rascals we have as leaders today.

-Abdulganiy Abdullah O is a columnist for, he is also the Director of Social World…….

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