I one day imagined of socialism as Nigeria’s economic system. What an impossible! Socialism’s first obstacle to my belief is ‘greed’; second is ‘double standard’; then population, etc.
You don’t need go to school to know why greed ranks first in hierarchy. Double standard second. It is very clear, in a state where greed and difference, either ethnical, religious or whatsoever exists, socialism is pure impossible to be practiced. Population follows, because measures can be taken to cut down large populations. As it is, contrary to greed and double standard, population isn’t an attitudinal issue. Because human attitudes are not possible to be change at any stage and are very disastrous to society. Disastrous in the sense that, only oneself can change bad attitude to good and not imposition or whatsoever.
From attitude comes intention, good or bad. Not even leaders, but followers also. Because followers become leaders sometime and with their bad attitudes they become. That’s why i always believed in the saying, “if human beings are fundamentally good, no government is necessary. If they’re not, any government, being composed of human beings, would also be.
Many nations are dogged by this attitudinal problem, more especially Nigeria, and as it is, two of the worst! I always believed that Nigeria’s problem is neither constitutional (that you keep insisting on amending) nor illiteracy or whatever. So our biggest problem is the attitude of our people.
Leaders with bad attitude got into power and lead to their attitudes. Obasanjo is one example. No one, not even a mad person would tell you that Obasanjo was good man before he was president.
Greedy minds think alike, that was why Atiku was his choice to deputize him of all deserved people. I call Obasanjo greedy Yoruba man not mainly because of his failed attempt on third, but his Drama with Atiku.
Greedy minds think alike, but don’t live longer.
…To be continued soon…
Obasanjo’s hidden third term…
by Abdulhamid Algazali Al-Madridi