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Post-Naija Flip-Flop

Post-Naija Flip-Flop

We are now in a Post-Covid Era.

It doesn’t mean that the Covid is over. It simply means that our lives have witnessed the ravage of this virus, and we are still here to talk about it.

Can we say we are in a Post-Naija era?

It doesn’t mean that there is no Nigeria any longer. It simply means that we have witnessed the ravage of this virus and we are still here to talk about it.

The effect of the Corona-19 virus is ignored only at gross risk: the United States has paid the price of 200,000 lives and is still counting casualties.

The Post-Covid discussion in the US is how do we eradicate this virus?

I see a similar Post-Naija discussion taking place.

All the ethnic groups know the alliance of Nigeria is not working for them. The alliance has brought out the worst in each and every one of them, because they were never part of the discussions in which they were forced together as an entity called Nigeria. When the British forced them together into a country in 1908, the calculation was that the conflicts among the various ethnic groups would create a state of confusion for the British to exploit in order to make money.

And the British have made trillions of dollars out of this arrangement called Nigeria.

What have those renamed Nigerians made out of Nigeria?

We are billions of dollars in the red. We have massive youth unemployment. We even owe food.

Nothing have we gained, but much is our suffering in Nigeria.

Nobody is saying it is the fault of the British—because this remark is not an attack against the British.

Nor is anyone blaming the ethnic groups regarded as majorities and minorities—this remark is not an attack against their politicians, merchants, judiciaries, executives, or other indigenes.

This remark is simply an objective evaluation of this British product under the management of those they labeled as “Nigerians” as nothing but an abysmal failure.

Nigeria does not benefit Nigerians. It has endangered and continues to risk and cheapen the lives of the people.

When an association is not working, good economics and simple sense suggest that keeping it open does nobody any good.

We know every ethnic group wants out of Nigeria.

But few ethnic groups have been bold to say that this alliance is not working; that it is a failure everywhere in the far up north, the middle belt, and the southern nations.

The people are not happy and in a state of mass depression.

One must, therefore, commend the courage of the Yoruba people for taking this bold initiative.

It is not an initiative taken because the northerners are killing Yoruba people in the north, or the easterners are expelling them across the Niger.

What is happening now is not similar to the secession and the civil war from 1966 to 1970.

This is different: it is now a case in which the Yoruba people are saying, “This is not working. We demand change. And we want it now. We will do better on our own. We are out of this charade.”

And a whole number of these Yoruba people are saying this goes beyond the politics of restructuring.

It is clear that these Yoruba folks want a nation of their own.

They are sick of the forced union within Nigeria.

They say they want true freedom from colonial rule.

And that that true freedom could not be found in a colonial entity created by outsiders as Nigeria.

Didn’t the British know that the ethnic groups they tied together wouldn’t work within this bondage?

Or in which bondage has anything worked?

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