N65 on ATM, Nigeria Which Way?, A Letter To President Jonathan By Okeke Vincent Chidozie
We are so tired if this ‘’fresh air’’, we seek alternative, in this your administration, we sleep with fears, because we do not know the next story we’ll get the next morning. Just recently we were celebrating a new CBN governor, only to wake up and hear that a N65 charge is now applicable for 3rd party ATM withdrawal, President, why? Many any youth are jobless, what solution have you proffered to the menace? We now feel the job of a President is to relentlessly strategize with his cohorts on how to extort money from even the people.
Goodluck why? Why? Just recently we were enjoying the ubiquity of ATMs, without any barrier for 3rd party machine usage, and now we’re getting the news.
I have always been wondering about Nigerian administration system, i feel something is seriously wrong beyond the eyes, one administration comes and makes a law, the other comes and make his own, is it now a game of personal interest or national interest? Of what benefit will charges on ATMs benefit the masses if not the CBN and banks?
In Nigeria, who supervises the supervisor? Who manages the managers if i may ask? A question that needs a critical review…the National Assembly, how effective are they? Are the even for our interest?
Oh, see what you guys have turned my dear country into, my country full of dreams, full of pride and hope, but now the youth are fleeing…do we now regret the departure of the white men? I was wondering the other day whether if the country is still being colonized by white men, things would be better than it is or worse.
Mr President, I am not against your person, but i fill you should be realistic about your interest, what do you want Mr President, power or development? We are no kids, even though we are young, we know that one who wants to solve problems can no matter the controversial polity, or should we run away from our country???
Some of us decided to still stay in the country, believing that we’ll create a niche for ourselves, but that is now a hallucination, the whole sectors are bastardized, where do we start from? The CBN? CAC? FIRS? LIRS? REGULATORY BODIES? SURE-P? Oh, my Nigeria, after all the lofty dreams as a kid, hoping to see a peaceful and beautiful country, all we have today is a mediocre mundane, do we revolt? Is that a solution? (just a question), please do not charge me for treason and felony or assassinate me, I know the Nigerian law is better for the common people without any vindication, we know the usual stories of the top guys, the story of ex-convicts who were granted state pardons, even those who embezzled bank funds…
Talking about the deadly virus which just invaded the country, N1.9bn brought out for it, is it for the usual National ‘’CHOP-CHOP’’? That I’ll say is another BIG NATIONAL CAKE, yes i have my points to buttress that, where do i start from, is it the SURE-P fund which you and Okonji cannot give credible account for? Is it the various double project funding? Is it the funds mapped out to mobilize farmers? Is the lofty allowances for government personnel? Is it the massive anomalies and corruption in the police? Is it the irrational policies? No, i won’t talk about Boko Haram insurgency because i know it’s not totally your fault, but we expected better anyway.
We do not blame anybody who takes up political position and didn’t discharge positively as expected, but what we blame is the vehement resistance in vacating the position. We are scared now of driving now in Lagos because police are now like ”immovable-tin-gods”, sometime we can’t help than to give them some ****** just to make our way, even when we are right. This is a nightmare sometimes as we wonder on the ongoing, oh my Nigeria, will i ever see the bright you? You are blessed with natural resources, but cursed with human resources, what do we do, what do we do, what we do…
And until philosophers become rulers or rulers become philosophers, the World may never know peace
Okeke Vincent Chidozie (arpa)
Writer, Business Strategist, Revolutionist, and Campaigner of Truth, he writes from Lagos, Nigeria
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