Connect with us

Nigeria In One Minute

Calabar Lagos Rail Project



N18BN IKOYI LOOT: I'll meet you in court any day, Fani- Kayode replies Amaechi's threat sue


By Joseph Edgar . . .

I have read the clarification from the Ministry of Budget stating clearly that the two projects both the Calabar-Lagos and Lagos-Kano rial projects are in the budget. They in fact also confirmed that the two projects are being discussed right now by the President in faraway China. This I hope brings to rest the flaming controversy once and for all.

But if you ask me what I think or should I now say thought of the whole controversy, I would just say it’s distrust and selfish intent by those who have either been appointed  or elected to serve us.

Our government officials both elected and appointed go about their duties with a heavy dose of distrust and selfish intent, hence all these needless controversies. First the budget goes ‘missing’ it is found, it is padded and the President is scared to sign for fear that what he submitted is not what he sent in and going by his style will take forever to conclude.

So the way we are looking at things we should be getting this year’s budget first quarter next year.

Read also: Segun Osoba!!!

I sometimes ask myself why I bother about this country. What in effect is really wrong with us. Everything we touch is in shambles, why are we such a disorganized people. See the white man’s enclave even within us and you will weep with envy. If you go to LNG in Bonny Rivers State, the beautiful efficiency you see there will amaze you. Everything works, constant power, good roads, housing and medical. People observe the laws and even keep to traffic rules. If you enter any multinational office in this country you will see how things are meant to be, but in the outside world that is Nigeria, it is chaos.

Why would people have the temerity to pad a budget submitted by no less a strict person as Buhari. That means that during Jonathan’s time we were just being taken for a ride.

This distrust and lack of patriotism by our leaders will continue to be our bane. We are stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea. The leader that is incorruptible is bereft of any meaningful idea that could lead to economic emancipation, while the one that has the vision and brimming with ideas is an incurable kleptomaniac. Maybe we should just go back to colonialism.

Let them come back and rule us. Nigerians don’t need much, just good roads, basic food and clothing, primary healthcare and education. We really do not want to go to the moon, we really are not interested in nuclear physics and all those esoteric things the others are doing, we just want to eat.




RipplesNigeria… without borders, without fears

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now