Mr. President, Here is Gwoza You Say You Don’t Know, By Rabiu Usman
The mind can only be distraught on matters that it is consented to. What you lack knowledge about bother you less because an individual gets his feet knocked off the ground largely by bothering much on difficulties than the difficulty itself. We have to spare the President any criticism further, and retract the many aspersions spewed on him over not acknowledging the abduction of Chibok Girls until after more than two weeks, and recently, for not memorising and assimilating the 774 Local Government Areas in Nigeria. It must be a daunting task for him to cram such number of LGA’s even if he has been in possession of a couple of current affairs pamphlet during his yore days for job or employment interview purposes.
While we soften the pedal on criticising the President based on the aforementioned verdicts, certain facts here makes him more culpable and as a leader that have reduced the country to the size of Central Area of Abuja; what were the routine reports of the NSA, Colonel Sambo Dasuki to the President on the state of insecurity in the nation about? Was Dasuki misleading the president with the well-being of Aghenebode in Edo state over the trauma of Gwoza in Borno? Didn’t he mentioned to Presidents Jonathan that sometimes in May, more than two hundreds souls were annihilated in a space of a week by insurgents? Didn’t Sambo Dasuki narrates the tales of two first class monarch from Borno, that were attacked by insurgents while on their way to Gombe state with one of them loosing his life in the process? If there is any area a sincere leader ought to be conversant with at this time of our crossroads should be not less than the troubled zones of the nation.
Mr. President’s palpable rhetoric is just a revelation out of a possible many heart drenching others. It is an outburst that should clear our eyes of the cataracts that has blinded us from how grossly duty is abdicated among public office holders. It has vindicated further how disconnected rural areas are from the impact of leadership. Really, the president doesn’t give a damn. Not until he’ll be able to garner a handful of votes from Gwoza. A troubled Gwoza is the ruling government’s gain and the opposition’s lost politically. It is on record that the president has never visited any insurgent victims outside Abuja since the advent of this carnage, save for his visit to Maiduguri on a meeting with th elders of Borno for more than a year ago. This is a huge manifestation of disconnect between leadership and the people.
Every single arm of the government is being dismantle from its function. There is no iota of productive output in them, they’ve become mere card carrying monuments that are occupied by various cronies of the leadership to enrich themselves and to fund the apex government’s re-election rallies and jingles through the back door of fundraising for insurgents and education support programmes.
The last straw of credibility in the nation, the Military has since become dysfunctional. The murky atmosphere of the nation’s politics has encroach into the once formidable agency. The pride of the nation and West Africa. In the past, there was security funds with no insecurity. In the present there is insecurity with a looted security budgets. The decade long institutionalised corruption in security sector has created a grey spot to the advantage of insurgents dispersing our formations and making them to fall like a house of cards.
Again, for how long will the government continue to live in denials of the reality that stares at us? Here is Gwoza, the base of Nigeria Mobile Police Training, being overran by insurgents with thousands of its inhabitants displaced. So, Mr. President, not only Gwoza sef; Bama, Gamboru-Ngala, Damboa and Buni Yadi needs you to reason their matter. This is not a joke. This is a matter of survival! May God have mercy on us.
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