NIGERIA @56!

WHICH WAY NIGERIA?

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It looked perfect in the beginning,
Our ancestors and forefathers clamored for it,
Harmony seemed to have pitched it tent with us permanently,
Government was like heaven on earth.
Suddenly, our walls were cracked
From within,
Lizards have made a home of them,
Friendship turned to enmity,
Family meeting venue turned to battleground,
Brothers rose against brothers,
Economy has gone into recession, 
Investors are parking their loads out of the country,
Naira has turned to house rags, 
Unemployment saga is the song of the day, 
Educational System is in shambles, 
Religious leaders have become a part time politicians, 
Truth doesn’t preach in the house of God anymore, 
Massacre of innocent people by the Fulani herdsmen, 
Electricity is nothing to write home about, 
Kidnapping is now lucrative,  
Lives are wasting away,
Leaders of tomorrow are blown off in contests as they
become bows and arrows in the hands of Deities, the deified oppressors.
While the gods remained unmoved as the weak are pushed to the battlefront.
Songs of peace faded away as the loud noise of anarchy filled our ears.
Trust became the thing of the past, every Dantata,
Dike and Dare are filling their bursting tummies at
the expense of others
Ask for your rights, and be ready to be sacrificed as an offering to the gods of inequality.
We became laughing stock to the slaves masters,
And they guffaw at our “freedom”
The gods no longer hear the masses
They listen to the bloated ones with offerings,
How long will we continue?
What report shall we give generations to come?
Will there ever be a ”change”?
Which way, NIGERIA?

:Ajani Tunde Yussuf