I was going through one of my favorite blogs and saw throw back pictures of Nigeria. I thought time was supposed to help us grow. But from those pictures I realize this cannot be said for Nigeria. The rot and decadency is our system is a story for another day.
Then among those pictures is one that really got to me. Man on man oppression is common but is usually frowned against especially when the race or tribe is different. But then this picture is dark. Really, what can I say. A minister of finance of Nigeria would show extravagance by buying too many yards of a material and have someone carry the excess around his neck like a leash as seen in the picture below.
Flanked by a wife that saw nothing wrong with this attitude or show of power and affluence by leashing another human being like a dog. A generation was born here. One that saw the display of power and affluence only through the oppression of another man.
Our corrupt governance is about individuals in government who would rather amass wealth illegally so they can oppress those they steal from. Politician’s are desperate and want to keep their positions or get a seat solely for the reason to enrich themselves and use this wealth to oppress the rest.
They travel to developed countries and enjoy the social amenities but refuse to bring such development to their country because the more comfortable the citizens become the more they start demanding for accountability which they can’t give because this means jail time.
Unfortunately, until very recently. All one needs to oppress another person in this country is money. Late last year this guy was arrested for attending a wedding party with “human dogs” He had leashed two women who go in front of him like his dogs and parades them around as such.
What the f* ! this guy is only 30years old. May be he is the grandson of the minister in the above picture Lol. But on a serious note, when a young man who should believe and think differently in a way that shows there is future for this country but still behaves like the minister from 1960s begs to question.
Is there hope for Nigerian youths. Do we have a shot at learning how to treat ourselves well. If we treat ourselves like animals why would any race or citizen of another country treat us better?