In a recent meeting at Enugu State Nigeria,the World Bank stated that
about 100 million Nigerians live in abject poverty;surviving below 1.25
dollars per day. Silence! Nigeria is estimated to have 160 million
persons in population and generates an annual GDP of about 262.61
billion dollars(2012 quoted). Now let us revisit the statement by World
Bank again and I dare to ask; is there any reason why that alarming
number of people should be poor in this country? I don’t know. But what
I’m very sure of,is that these adults MUST answer to us here on earth;or
to the supernatural in the after life.
Does it not bother you? We make so much money and generate wealth in
this country,yet the greater percentage of people are suffering in
poverty,ignorance and gullibility. Travel to Anambra State and see how
politicians are sharing money like crusade flyers. Why d

didn’t they bring
out these resources before now? I weep for the young people like me who
are persecuted everyday and have no one to speak for them. Those we
trusted have put our trust to rust and we are just looking and hoping.
Is there hope? I don’t know.

I blame the adults for our problems,calamities and troubles. They are
the gullible fellows who collect bribes and occupy positions. They’re
the educated illiterates who have sworn in their anger that once they
hold power(or a little wealth),the whole nation will serve them. And
what is the fate of the common man(whatever that may mean),he is
wallowing in poverty. His people will not allow him to succeed because
they know once he does,they’ll not use him as a pawn in their chess game
again. I weep most especially for my fellow youths who are yet to
realize that these men are stealing our future. If the economy of
Nigeria is buoyant like they said,why should 100 million people are
wallowing in poverty? Even if the figures by the World Bank might have
been exaggerated,its certainly not far from the truth.
You’ll read this and keep quite because none of your own is affected.
None of mine is affected as well,but when you witness the cries of the
hopeless kids on the streets;you’ll realize what great injustice we are
doing to ourselves. Mind you,we all die around 70 or 80(for the lucky
ones),let’s see what happens to the empire you built with the blood of
innocent individuals. Till we get to the Promised Land,I’ll be waiting
for when you will pass me a glass of water and thank God for the gift of
grace for the race.

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