By Adeola Aderounmu
The tasks facing Nigerians continue to pile up. More than ever before Nigerians need to rise up and stop the evil once and for all time.
What is subsidy on petroleum products?
Since time immemorial Nigeria’s oil wealth has been looted, mismanaged and plundered.
The government of Jonathan is making no serious efforts to get Nigeria’s money from the likes of Babangida and thousands of politicians who have looted and mismanaged the economy.
How much is the government going to re-coup from the subsidy? How much is being looted daily in Nigeria and how much money do we have draining away from the national treasury every minute?
Babangida is keeping over 12 billion dollars. Bankole, David Mark, all former governors and all former and current government officials are keeping/looting several billions in different banks scattered around the country and around the world.
More than a million times we have said that individuals like Babangida should return our looted funds. Nothing happened. We are still shouting that looting should stop and looted funds should be returned even if it is from the Jonathans. This has not happened.
Abacha’s loot that was returned disappeared under the watch of Okonjo-Iweala and Obasanjo. No trace of the funds and these people are still in government or active from the sideline.
More than a million times we have said that it is not sustainable for the Nigerian lawmakers to continue to earn billions of naira annually while the rest of the country is on a freefall.
Nigerian politicians are the richest in the world while the ordinary people of Nigeria are among the poorest in the world.
How many times are we going to write and cry out loud that these things cannot continue the way they are.
The only way now to keep the mouths of Nigerian politicians wide and big to fit their extravagant life styles and unbelievably enormous wages is to tax the poor and needy and make them poorer and needier by making them pay more for petrol and kerosene.
Obasanjo and his co-travelers stole billions of naira meant for the power sector. Today Nigerians live in absolute darkness. Nigerians use all kinds of deadly generator sets to power their homes and offices. Noise pollution and severe environmental degradation means that life threatening factors have increased astronomically.
Over a long period of several years, more than half of a century Nigerian politicians and military gangsters collectively ruined the country economically, politically and morally.
Human dignity in Nigeria is on the negative axis.
The crooks in government continue to award all kinds of contracts to themselves. They never did what they promised. Instead they stole the monies for the contracts without doing anything. Nigeria was grounded on all fronts!
We know that the fight against corruption will continue to be superficial and pretentious because Jonathan and his wife have been accused of corruption.
Now Nigerians are been prepared for more days of evil and unknown years of grief.
Jonathan and his economic team want to increase the price per liter of petrol. The subsidy part of it is the malicious expression of their collective malformed mentalities. The successive evil governments in Nigeria have used the same phrase over the years and it has always worked.
It has always worked to put Nigerians in both chains and bondages.
If l could l will make this the last evil government in Nigeria.
What has changed since the prices of petroleum products started its artificial way upward in 1978? Our lives have only gone worse. The standards and quality still getting lower as the cost kept its rising profile.
The constant part of it is that the people looting and stealing have remained at large. They and now the Jonathan crew are living in opulence. They have no clue what it means for the rest of us to be jobless or to live on poverty wage of N18 000 per month.
Can Jonathan live on N18 000 per month? Even a maid or a houseboy cannot live on that!
Nigeria must NEVER, l repeat NEVER allow the price of petrol to go above what it is today. Nigerians should defend what is left of their already debased dignity.
Nigerians should fight Jonathan and anyone who tries to increase the cost of petroleum products. They should do so with the last drop of blood in their veins.
At all or any cost, Nigerians make sure that this man from the delta creeks does not add to the avalanche of burdens facing them.
The only reason any deceptive ruler will increase the cost of petroleum products again in Nigeria will be to increase the looting monies available to looters and useless Nigerian politicians.
Life is already too expensive. Why make it worse?
What has been done with the money that accrued from the increase in petroleum products since 1999, that is under the most useless party in Africa?
Why is the Nigerian government constantly in the need to remove the subsidy? As far as Nigerians are concerned there is no subsidy on petroleum products.
What have been missing since 1960 are good leadership and future-planning sane people in Nigerian government.
Is it the fault of the masses that Nigerian refineries are not working?
Is it the fault of the Nigerian people that the useless Nigerian government keeps importing petrol? Isn’t that a scandal that should be tackled?
So in four years Jonathan will not turn the Nigerian petroleum industry around? Of course not! How can he fight the power that controls him?
So, since 1999 PDP cannot make Nigeria work? Maybe there are no functional brains in the PDP!
No one in the Jonathan economic team can reason out that the best way is to find permanent solutions to Nigeria’s problems.
What blueprints is this fake transformation based upon?
What does the bad government mean by promising to provide infrastructure only after it has removed the subsidies?
Nigerians have endured more than 50 years of senselessness in government. We can endure till that time when a sensible government will plan for our children. Our lives are already wasted. My future was stolen before I was born. What else can I lose?
Our children and the generation coming after should be the focus. Therefore this talk about subsidy is evil machinery that should be met with the greatest possible resistance that will if necessary bring an abrupt end to the order of things and send all these wicked men and women into permanent exile or prisons.
Nigerians don’t need any cosmetic solution to the problems that have been created by 51 years of looting and continuous corruption.
Build the refineries. Stop importing petrol. Take away all forms of corruption in government.
Recover all stolen funds at all cost and by all means! Make them visible and accountable!
It doesn’t matter how long it takes to build the refineries. It is a task that must be done.
It doesn’t matter what it takes to fight corruption, it must be done. It doesn’t matter what it takes to get rid of the cabal in the administration, or in the economic sector or in the executive or judiciary. These things must be done.
it doesn’t matter how long it takes to recover all looted funds and whoever is keeping them, these funds must show face!
Jonathan must never be allowed to increase the cost of petroleum products. What he and the blood-suckers in the economic group including the corrupt people in the ministry of finance must be told is that only permanent solutions are acceptable.
If Jonathan’s government take out the imaginary subsidy on petroleum products to satisfy the greedy needs of his gang Nigeria should make sure that his government is thrown out in the days that follow. Nigerians cannot afford one more evil government.
The other day a man died in Oyo state while waiting on the queue for a verification exercise that will fetch him N1000 in pension. This is in the same country where already corrupt lawmakers and politicians effortlessly cart away billions of naira in allowances daily.
Nigerians wasted their time, votes and probably their lives voting for the PDP government in 2011. Nigerians lied to themselves; they said they voted for Jonathan and not PDP. Nigerians brought this new evil upon themselves but it is never too late to counter-act unless you are dead.
Now that Nigerians know that Jonathan is PDP and PDP is Jonathan I wondered what they are going to do about it. Nigerian should ponder deeply about that.
The proposed removal of the subsidy on petroleum products should be the last test of resilience for Nigerians. If it happens Nigerian should sack this government immediately. Arise O’ compatriots..!