Nigeria rulers are worse than raping women
Sir: The Nigeria rulers of today are the heirs of those who raped Africa religio-politically and economically yesterday. The yester religio-political and economic colonialists used jihadist wars and Western education to achieve maximum degradation, dehumanisation and exploitation of Africa, and their heirs, including the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, the former President Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan, and the current President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (GMB), are perpetuating same at the federal level.
At the state levels, you have renegade governors, such as Abdullahi Ganduje, who tried to create four new emirates; the former governor Rauf Aregbesola, who defaced taken-over Christian schools in Osun State and then tried to introduce hijab; the former governor of Oyo State, Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi tried to destabilise the Olubadan Council; and the former governor Peter Obi returned taken-over Christian schools to their former owners in Anambra State, rather than making the schools to be religiously non-partisan, et al.
Yar’Adua abused his presidential powers to attack the Boko Haram Islamic sect-community of men, women and children that did not attack anybody until attacked by government forces, to the satisfaction of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA). Jonathan took undue advantage of the death of Yar’Adua to truncate rotational presidency, with the support of the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). GMB continues the perpetuation of the unjustifiable war against Boko Haram, to the satisfaction of NSCIA and started protection of the Fulani herdsmen terrorists. Since the Fulani Muslim jihadist wars of the past are now archaic, GMB is trying to use the Fulani cattle breeding enterprises to plant the Fulani hegemony in the territories that could not be conquered by the yester jihadist warriors championed by Shehu Uthman Danfodio, to whom GMB paid homage when he was sworn-in on May 29, 2015.
Islamic and Christian imperialists have continued to impose Islamic and Christian doctrines on African children from primary to university levels, against the Constitution that forbids state religion, nationally and in any part thereof. In Kwara State, Ilorin Central Mosque is boldly and insensitively written on some state buses, while no Christian cathedral or African Traditional Religion shrine is written on any public bus. Where is room for governmental patronage of any religion in Nigeria’s Constitution? Rather than for those in government, including the legislature, to address such fundamental issues of equity and peace, including restructuring, they are busy distracting Nigerians with other matters, such as homosexuality during the time of Jonathan, and allegations of raping of women under the presidency of GMB. What about abuse of presidential powers to settle religious scores, including against Boko Haram and the Shiites? Why should those in the presidency and the legislature be earning millions of naira per capita, monthly, while the approved minimum wage of N30, 000 is not paid? Why cannot the legislators seek to clarify the size of Nigeria’s debts and the way forward?
A girl who became matured at age fourteen was dating a pastor for more than one year. The girl’s mother is claiming to know nothing until she saw pregnancy. Supposing the pastor slapped that girl unjustly in the first instance, would she not have told her mother? Is a fourteen years old girl younger than eighteen years old boy, according to psychologists? The girl is now fifteen and happily pregnant while the mother is crying foul, for whatever ulterior motives, beating the ground after the snake has gone. Let Nigerians learn to raise critical questions. In traditional Africa, blind judgment is reprehensible oh!
Prof Ọlọjẹẹde Oyeniran Abiọjẹ wrote from University of Ilorin.