I have tried to set a reputation as a trend-blogger, i.e. I don’t like writing about the current event in the news, because everyone is already talking about it.
However, something has been hurting me for some time, and I know that I might be exploding in future, maybe in the next few years because I know myself. One day is one day, I won’t be able to stomach it anymore. For now, I will just pretend to be a gentle lady.
I scheduled a post yesterday about the arrival of my books in Nigeria and a particular give-away. After the post, the plane crash happened. I had to give myself brain and revert the post to draft. And for a whole day,
I wondered what I say on this blog
What exactly will Atilola say about this, considering the fact that my social profile has grown stronger in the last one year? Well, this is what I have to say, please pardon the format of the post.
I do not like it when I hear the several ‘it is well’s
I do not like it when I read ‘Lord, have mercy on us’
I do not like it when I read ‘Nigerians and its leadership have sinned, and that is why there are so many disasters’
I do not like it when I read ‘The end times are near, that is why there is so much destruction.’
I do not like it when I read ‘The only thing we can do is pray’
I do not like it when Nigerians in diaspora say ‘I wonder why I was born a Nigerian’
I have mentioned something on this blog before and I will mention it again. The problem here is that most Nigerians are reactive, instead of proactive. Things happen, we react and we cool down. Then react and cool down… react and cool down… react and cool down…
Time is a Thief of memories and I can assure you, come next week, we will all forget about this disaster and stop talking, and move on, just like we did in the past. We will stop talking until the next big disaster in Nigeria happens. Then we will react again. MESSED-UP CYCLE!
The question is what are you going to do? There’s a reason I don’t like talking about events. I am of the opinion that talk is cheap. Talk has never gotten anything done. Only the doers get things done.
Are we going to sit down and let people who have nothing but the love of money in their heads, continue to
rule kill us? Where when
young people try to protest, they unleash police on us, forgetting that this is
democracy? Are we all just going to sit in UK and US complaining about Nigeria and
Are we going to keep going to prayer vigils and say ‘it is well’? See let us not deceive ourselves, it is not well. The sad news is that… it will never be well with Nigeria… not until we stand up for what is right.
What if the world does not end in the next 20 years? Will we keep suffering and saying 'the end time is near'? Will we just allow these people to keep getting away with all these, while waiting for Jesus to come. Suffering is not a pot of soup o, and I refuse to keep eating out of it.
Evil prevails, because good people do nothing.
As for my friends, please, don't be angry, pardon me for talking. I normally keep quiet when stuff like this happens because I am a very passionate person and have been working on cooling down for some years. Its just that I don’t think I be quiet anymore because if we don’t talk, one day, they will come to our houses to come and sit on our heads. I know many Nigerians are not ready for serious business yet but…
Come 2015, REMEMBER…
Remember not to vote people who don’t have your interest at heart. Remember not to vote for people who do not care about human lives. Do not vote based on sentiments, religious or otherwise. If you know people who really have something to offer this country, encourage them to stand up and come out. We need Joshuas in this country. It’s time for us to get up and reclaim our country from people who want to kill us, people who lack empathy, people who use greed and corruption to oppress us, as if they brought the money from their father’s house.
We need people who will take the problem of corruption seriously, people who will punish criminals for their offence, not just ‘set up a committee’, people who will care for human lives, people who will take poverty alleviation seriously, people who are there to serve, not to rule.
If you know people like these, tell them to come out, stand out, and run for office in 2015 and 2019.
I am telling you the truth, if we don’t do this, then those people currently in government will smoke us dry and it will never be well with Nigeria.