JUST FOR THE RECORDS…THE WEALTH AND POVERTY OF A NATION: WHO WILL RESTORE THE DIGNITY OF NIGERIA? – OBY EZEKWESILI (PART3)

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 JUST FOR THE RECORDS…THE WEALTH AND POVERTY OF A NATION: WHO WILL RESTORE THE DIGNITY OF NIGERIA? – OBY EZEKWESILI (PART3) Oby-Ezekwesili

CONTINUED FROM THE LAST POST

Yet, despite the general consensus satisfaction with the record number of democratic years since 1999, darkness still ominously clouds our political landscape. While the nation continues to experience the paradox of plenty and citizens are once again provoked by this latest round of prodigality of our political elite one cannot but sigh in disbelief that these casts of gladiators seem not to have learned anything from our inglorious political history. The recklessness and impunity with which public institutions and resources are being handled; the daily news of systemic and now democratized corruption by political office holders and their business elite collaborators has entrenched cynicism and pessimism in the land. How can our political elite not see that we are all sitting on kegs of gun powder? How can they not see that whatever peace we may appear to have at this time is like…

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