What’s the Nigerian dream?


By Obi Joseph Obumneme

Every country of this rocket age is projecting the image of her country through its heavenly dreams which entails increasing her human development index. Is a general pitch that no one can live beyond or above his or her dreams. Differently put, your output is directly proportional to your dreams and aspirations.

The term “American Dream” first was used by the American historian James Truslow Adams in his book “The Epic of America” published in 19311. At that time the United States were suffering under the Great Depression. Adams used the term to describe the complex beliefs, religious promises and political and social expectations.

“The American Dream” has become a widespread term to describe the American Way of Life in general, but it is by far not that easy.” The American Dream” always has something individual. That is, why till today no one succeeded in giving a universally acceptable definition of the term.

The notable American dream is to make sure that every American has a house of its own. A shelter which is a notable characteristics amongst both higher animal and low animal vis a vis human beings and animals both domestic and wild animals.

Nigeria as an alleged Giant of Africa which of late through her policies has degenerated to a crawling giant is still wallowing is self delusion of the African big brother owing to her foreign policy.
The rich OPEC members are busy preparing for the gloomy aftermath of oil market which will soon hit south as industrial nation’s are heading towards green energy cars .

In August 2017, Saudi Arabia announced plans to create a tourism hotspot nearly twice the size of Wales on its unspoilt Red Sea coastline, in a bid to help double the number of visitors to the Middle Eastern country.

Kingdom has also indicated that it is prepared to relax its strict laws, such as bans on drinking alcohol, to entice more western holidaymakers. An official statement explained that the transformed area will cover some 34,000 square kilometres between the cities of Umluf and Alwajh, including its 50 islands, and be governed by laws “on par with international standards”.

Yesterday, President Paul Kagame signed a deal with arsenal club to pride Rwanda as a tourist state. According to Kagame, Tourism is the biggest foreign exchange earner in the East African nation, which is trying to lay to rest memories of a 1994 genocide in which 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutus were slaughtered by ethnic Hutu extrmists. Starting in August, the “Visit Rwanda” tourist board logo will be emblazoned on the left sleeve of all players in Arsenal’s first, under-23 and women’s teams, the government said in a statement.

As a President who understood the undertone and subtle intent of mostly organized crime ventures masquerading under the white veil of religion banned about 700 churches in Kigali.

President Paul Kagame was reportedly shocked at the number of ‘substandard churches’ that were shut down in Kigali alone, Rwanda’s capital city. “Seven hundred churches in Kigali? Are these boreholes that give people water? I don’t think we have as many boreholes. Do we even have as many factories?” President Kagame asked.

Does it mean our leaders are not pressured or propelled by the economic policies our neighbouring African countries are taking or are we cursed to be a rich country with perennial lost of opportunities?

The likes of Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya are busy matching the SDG goals thereby projecting their countries into limelight and here in our clime OBJ and Buhari are here tossing with our future with their balderdash of 16B power project saga which is to their selfish aggrandizement.

President Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia in 1986 when he was diagnosed of heart surgery and was advised to travel to USA for the surgery gave a deaf ear to the advice saying that if he travels to US for his treatment, how would he encourage the nations domestic doctors. He believed in his doctors and the surgery was carried out in Malaysia and after the surgery he built two world class general hospital in Malaysia.

In Nigeria, our leader just came back from a foreign medical treatment whereas JOHESU is still on strike and he’s busy with his second term bid.

Is high time we questioned the sanity of our leaders. Is Nigeria really cursed?

2019 is here, same crop of leaders bereft of innovation and mundane policies are littering around the political corridors.

What question do you have for them?

I’m Rwandering ooh, Kigali here I come.

What’s the Nigerian dream?

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