Thursday, 1 October 2015

Nigeria For Sale - Would you Buy an Aging Country?

There is a lot going on in different spheres of Nigeria and it is of great concern to some of us. However, we are positive that someday, all hands will be on deck, to make this country great again.

As we celebrate this year's Independence, let's not forget that 55-years have been long coming. If Nigeria was a product, would you buy this 55-year-old country?"

Nigeria, If I have my way I'll sell you off to Algeria
And use the money to eradicate Malaria
But how do I start when I'm already familiar
with this country that breeds so many barbarians.

At 35, most Nigerians still live with their parents
At 55, Nigeria is yet to have a dream
At 75, would our kids be proud of this country?
Or would they hope it gets better at 95.

Every night we chant prayers like songs
Asking for peace, begging for release
"Bring Back Our Girls" the People Cry
Like flies and mosquitoes, the people die.

Have we not shed enough blood?
Have we not prayed to our lord?
Do we have to perish by the sword?
Or do we need cleansing by another precious blood?

Our stomachs crave for food
Our heads beg for Shelter
Our hearts yearn for peace
In a land filled with black gold.

Our schools strike often
Our roads create orphans
Our hospitals have nothing
In a nation drowning in wealth.

Though in pain, Nigeria has a lot to proclaim
From the shores of Lake Chad to Shere hills of Plateau
From the Island of Bonny to the borders of Badagry
Nigeria remains our birth land, home to the richest blacks
And a father of growing cities.

Lagos, the agile old man, strong, bold, and always busy
Calabar, such a young proud woman - beautiful and bountiful
Should I mention Port Harcourt? The Garden city without a garden
Or Abuja? Oh, rock of ages cleft for us while we hide our treasures in it.

Nigeria has so much drama and too many baby mamas
So much hunger that needs bread and bama
So many meetings with too much grammar
And too many leaders who would soon face karma.

Sadly, we all have a choice to sell Nigeria
Or eradicate its barbarians
Whose wives live in Australia
And kids barely Know malaria

Alas! The price for freedom has already been paid
We do not need to strive to make our day
Though it’s harder done than said, still 

To a better Nigeria as we celebrate both our National and Personal Independence.

Written by AJ Ajumoke Nwaeze