Following the heavy corruption in Nigeria, a Nigerian youth once told a photojournalist with NAIJ.com that all Nigerian leaders should be buried alive so as to create room for a more organised, credible people to take over the realm of leadership in the country.
He was interviewed a few years ago by the video editor of NAIJ.com which has changed to Legit.ng. The video held many Nigerians spell bound with the language of the young man who was unhappy and still unhappy with the condition of Nigeria, a country which is heavily blessed by the Almighty God.
The young man said the Nigerian state has no problem but the only problem is the leaders of the nation.
For him, if this breed of leaders are not in this country, there wouldn’t be corruption in this nation. Hence, the present crop of Nigerian leaders should be given mass burial and a new set of leaders will emerge that will take Nigeria to the promised land.
With all sincerity of mind, Nigeria is stinking and sinking in corruption. People are stealing money meant for the good of the people and they go home without any sense of guilt. They are the ones that will come out in the open and say there is corruption in Nigeria, whereas they are more corrupt than the devil.
They gather money and projects meant for people’s welfare and divert them to their private homes and they are quite okay. They feel no sense of guilt. Their conscience is dead. to them, they are smart. Some even hire lawyers to defend them, though they are quite aware that they are thieves and robbers.
Governors, senators, lawmakers, members of the state and federal executive councils, directors-general of corporations, chairmen of commissions and organisation, are reported stealing their organisations and diverting funds to their personal use. They go home with billions meant for developmental projects. Projects are awarded, they are never executed.
Let’s use the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) for example. You can see the sleaze and the theft in the commission. Senators, members of the House of Representatives, managing directors who have been there before and those there now, one can see that the place is a cesspool of corruption and sleaze.
According to the young man, this set of leaders are not fit to live. They needed to be buried alive and abandoned for a new generation to come up and begin afresh.
Everybody has seen that there is huge corruption in the implementation of NDDC projects. One can also see that the lives of the people of the Niger Delta would have been better than what they are now if not for the corruption by members of the senate, House of Reps and other dirty Nigerians who are bent on fleecing the economy of the region for personal aggrandisement.
If not for this group of people, Nigeria would have been better than what it is now and possibly be greater than Dubai.