Certainly, people often argue that the government cannot provide for everyone. That’s a lie! The truth is that the state is responsible for providing everybody of working age with a job according to their ability and aptitude. A state has the necessary responsibility to feed, clothe and house all the people. And the deep truth is that nature has provided our country with the resources, lots of hidden money and materials which, if used properly, can make all of us live a contented life. This is an era where governments all over the world are trying to use all the means at their disposal to alleviate the common people’s problems. What are we waiting for in our country? We should have learned enough lessons from the experiences of other nations that no government can be successful if it treats its poor masses with contempt. My dear countrymen and women! You can now see clearly that no prayers by fake prophets, no calls for charity or rigid constitution can stop our present terrible difficult economic situation. When we all work very well and create sufficient wealth, we must also think of a proper way for a radical redistribution of our wealth. As things are now, the situation of sharing the national cake is grossly unfair. Who does not know that 80% of our people earn no salary at all? Who does not know that majority of the people of this country live on a few farm crops they can sell from their poor farms? Who does not know that majority of the people in cities and towns haven’t enough money to feed themselves or buy other necessities of life? And who does not know that millions of our young healthy people roam about hunting for non-existing jobs or go about begging?
Having said that many are now hoodlums. Who does not know that prices of commodities, foodstuffs and clothes are shooting up at incredible rates every day? And millions of our youths are deriving so much joy and pride In fraudulent activities, making Nigeria the most rated cyber-crime country in the world.
Nigeria needs proper overhauling in all aspects of life. Firstly, we need a stable political life; the only way to get it is to stop money politics. Our politicians who buy us with money to get elected will never work for our comfort. They will eventually trade with our horrible fate and use our votes to make more money for themselves and their families. Another factor to consider is the teaching and understanding of politics, the real meaning, purpose with the essence of politics and the significant role it plays in humanity and not just a business or some kind of financial establishment for gambling and accumulating wealth. In 1979, Fela Kuti formed a political movement, which he called the Movement of the People, to “clean up society like a mop.” MOP preached Nkrumanism and Africanism. In 1979, he nominated himself for president in Nigeria’s first elections in decades but his candidature was refused. Due to Fela’s confrontations with the government of the day, the political movement became inactive but It has since been revived by Fela’s youngest son, Seun Kuti, in the wake of the Nigerian #EndSARS protest of October 2020. The purpose of this political movement was to teach and enlighten the people of Nigeria about politics; a platform whose goal is majorly to awaken the consciousness and political understanding of the people about their government and the potential we all possess as individuals to positively impact our democracy and society—the true power of citizens. Some other political movements were established in South Africa. Although its creation predated apartheid, the African National Congress became the primary force in opposition to the government after its moderate leadership was superseded by the organisation’s more radical Youth League in 1949. Led by Walter Sisulu, Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo, elected to the ANC’s National Executive that year, the ANCYL advocated a radical black nationalist programme that combined the Africanist ideas of Anton Lembede with those of Massssrxism. They brought the notion that white authority could only be overthrown through mass campaigns. The ideals of the ANC and ANCYL are stated on the ANC official website and state, concerning the “Tripartite Alliance,” “The Alliance is founded on a common commitment to the objectives of the National Democratic Revolution, and the need to unite the largest possible cross-section of South Africans behind these objectives. This cites the actionable intent, their goal to end oppression. Excessively rich people never really appreciate the problems of the poor because they never know that the masses are even suffering in any way. We need to identify the politicians who have genuine ideas and honest concern for the problems of our suffering masses and also understand that the solutions to our problems are in our own hands and the job is not as bony as we think.