Saturday Digest: The Unending Search For Change

Barrister Edo Ukpong article “Let the Military conduct 2003 election” present a good analogy of how our government deal with the issue of change.

For instance, “What do we do to change the negative image of the Nigeria police force? Change the uniform.
What do we do to make Nigeria Airways more efficient? Change the LOGO.
What do we do when WAI lead to more indiscipline? Add ‘corruption’ and make it WAI-C.
If our children are having problems passing WAEC,don’t restructure the educational system, that’s too much of a trouble, what’s the heck, let try NECO”

These and many more instances describe the definition of change by our government.

It’s appears to me that the driving force the current government use to clinch power is change, though most people may argue that the Northern factor plays a major part, but we must be very careful when coming to such a harsh conclusion, North, South, West or East, we are one Nigeria,abi no be so?

“What do you mean? ” Don’t argue with me please, that’s just it, if you are not happy with our electoral process because you think the North will always be President because they are the majority, let introduce Electoral College system or abi wetin be your own? What else do you want me to say?

“We will pay 5,000 naira to all unemployed youth, we will provide free meal for primary school students, we will create employment opportunities, electricity go dey everywhere… add the rest if you remember” that was their song in 2015. And at the end, they will add APC… Change

Just one year later the song has changed, we have our own way of dealing with change, our Government are so creative when it comes to that, when the issue of recession was going on so loud, our excellency, the first lady pretended to have some issues with our dear President and it’s resulted in the kitchen and the other room saga. The story of the kitchen and other room flooded our national daily, people make fun of it and we forgotten about the recession. Abi una no see am so?

When the unemployment cries was so loud, they introduced Npower and we are told that over 200,000 people have been employed so far…change is working.

When we were shouting, why should DSS invade the houses of some Judges, they introduced a story on corruption, and according to my good friend, corruption can lead to insecurity hence the DSS are doing their work.

When the other people “the PDP” where gaining momentum in Ondo State, they introduced Justice Abang and The drum is still so loud that the other people have been crying without any sign of relieve.

What is change? My dictionary is still starring at me.
Let me pause here till next week.

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Written by Abel Udoekene

Abel Udoekene jnr is a fisherman by day, a blogger by night, a Social Media strategist, Writer, Children Ambassador, COO at Inspiration Africa.


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