Thursday, 17 July 2014

When will Jonathan apologise to Nigeria?

President Goodluck Jonathan

It is almost three months that the Jonathan government has been “unable” to rescue over 200 abducted Chibok schoolgirls, and over three years since the first sets of abducted boys and girls have been with – and died at the hands of – Boko Haram in Sambisa Forest, with the government simply not being willing or able to save them. As the agricultural economy is being destroyed in the north, over 80,000 peasants have been killed and three million northern farmers displaced; the third highest displacement in recent recorded world history. Despite a quarter of Nigeria’s budget being allocated to security, Nigeria’s insecurity is worse than ever in our history, a worse level of carnage than the civil war as Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka stated. It is more than obvious that the state of insecurity is paying off elements in the nation’s military and government. Terror pays.
A cover story in a recent edition of the Vanguard reported the ascension of Nigeria to the world’s top position in oil vandalism. Yes, we are now officially Number One according to, a global organisation that reviewed multiple countries and their rates of oil pilferage. President Goodluck Jonathan gave millions to an unrepentant Niger Delta terrorist and gave him the rights to bear arms and finance a parallel army, whose duty, the Reuben Abatis claimed, was to secure the oil facilities in the Niger Delta. Are we meant to believe that this ex-militant is being financed and armed to defend the nation from oil theft when today we have the worst level of it in our history and have achieved the Number One position in the world? Certainly not.

The list of national criteria in which Nigeria under Jonathan has achieved the worst ranking in the world is no news. We have written on this, times without number. We are all aware that Nigeria is now Number one kidnap capital of the world; most terrorised nation on earth; for dangerous high sea piracy; in oil spill pollution; and in poverty in cognisance of population/economy figures. The list goes on and on. It is also no news that the Jonathan government loves criminals and terrorists; that for the four years of this government, which also are the four years of Boko Haram’s real reign of unlimited terror, not a SINGLE sponsor of the terror group has been convicted; that this government frees all criminals and killers. We all know that Abba Moro, whose ministry supervised the recruitment test into the Nigeria Immigration Service that killed 25 of us, is still the Minister of the Interior; how Ayo Fayose, was sponsored by Aso Rock to re-capture Ekiti; and we also know of Diepreye Alamieyeseigha among others. We know how Sani Abacha, who poisoned us to death with deadly, imported petrol and stole our billions of dollars, is honoured by Jonathan. Our army today, once a very prestigious regionally recognised force, has been diminished under this government and is now globally recognised for deadly corruption, hopelessness and terror-aiding, known more for killing its own soldiers, supplying arms and cover to terrorists and inflicting direct terror on the citizenry with the open burning of towns and public transport buses.
With all this, as Nigeria falls down, down and becomes a globally registered and acknowledged nation of youth unemployment and state targeted murder, oil pollution, terror politics, corruption, over 70 per cent of treasury looting, insecurity with armed robbery, kidnapping, child abduction, high sea piracy, terror exportation, and every terrible index there is, the question is – is there any point where the President will apologise for this incomprehensible wickedness?

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