...My Oga, what are you actually saying here? What's the alternative to irresponsible politicians across the political parties? If the generation of the kids in the North have failed, must they hold to ransom the remaining generations in the South?
You know too well the problem with "if" statements, you've assumed shared values of hard work in the absence of any incentive caused by pain (or gain).
I do not cry for break up, neither will I criticize those who do, we must reach a point where we acknowledge what's not working and we set a definite correction. Someone said insanity is doing the same thing again and again and hoping for a different result. (Hope is not a strategy by the way)
What about confederation again? stronger regions and a weak centre?
As recently as 1910 there were race riots all across the USA leading to several lynchings of black people just because a black man (Jack Johnson) beat a white man in the boxing ring.
"The outcome of the fight triggered race riots that evening—the Fourth of July—all across the United States, from Texas and Colorado to New York and Washington, D.C. Johnson's victory over Jeffries had dashed white dreams of finding a "great white hope" to defeat him. Many whites felt humiliated by the defeat of Jeffries.
In all, riots occurred in more than 25 states and 50 cities. Twenty people were killed across America from the riots, and hundreds more were injured
In 1910 the USA's GDP was about $320 billion, less than Nigeria;s GDP today.
However that nation USA (which lots of Nigerians love to run to and hold up as the ideal), has managed to overcome their long dreadful history (of slavery, lynchings, etc) to become the largest economy in the world at over $18 trillion today.
My point is that 1960 to date, a mere 54 years is not enough time to adequately tackle the ills bedeveling Nigeria, especially since we really only began in 1999.
We must commit to building up the nation with sacrifice from all. Our greatest problem is the old guard of politicians, your Atikus, Buharis, Babangidas, Obasanjos, who do not realise that Nigeria has moved on, however they continue to want to keep it under their influence.
I tell you that if Nigerians were not more united these killings would have triggered something worse. However i dont care if you are hausa or yoruba, all i care for is your competence.
I suspect majority of Nigerians feel the same way.
So you say doing the same thing over and over?, Well i say we have not tried enough. Great Countries are built by sweat and sometimes blood. From China to India to Japan and the USA.
While there are some avoidable own goals on our part, in the end we must not despair.
I think that is all i will say on this matter cause i believe SMN Forum is for making money and i like to keep politics and other issues to the barest minimum...cheers.