There was a man who could not walk. A Medical doctor was consulted and told that the man had fractured his hip while in jail. The doctor promised that he would replace the hip and the man should be able to walk in 30 days. But the doctor had not yet seen the potential patient, he had just been told the story.
When the patient was brought, the doctor inspected and found the patient was maltreated in jail. He was grossly emaciated and had gaping sores where the bone of his hip broke. Of course the doctor first had to restore the patient nutrition-wise to make him healthy enough for the surgery and also to try to repair all his gaping wounds from which fluids were dripping. The patient who had been terribly treated had a high fever and was at the point of death.
“Upon the patient being transferred to me, after my evaluation I must tell you that it will take at least 3 months for him to be back on his feet,” the doctor said. “I simply cannot move to stage two and fulfill my promise to operate on his fractured hip with him in this near-death state,” the doctor continued.
The above scenario is the story Nigeria currently finds itself in. The nation was handed over to the new Buhari/Osinbajo government in a near-death state. The economy was recklessly mismanaged, all systems were restructured for institutionalized looting. Reserves were emptied, the army was destroyed. State security services had become privatized. Nigeria was in shambles.
In his Eid el-Fitr speech, Buhari asked Nigerians to bear with what they perceived as his slow pace. Before fulfilling the items on his first hundred day list, the government more importantly has set out to seal all gaping wounds. To recover Nigeria’s destiny and financial promise which has been looted by a few wicked individuals. We are talking of over $300 billion dollars looted in the past eight years. With that recovery and a government with ideas, character and integrity, the sky is the limit for Nigeria.
After looking through Ngozi and the army’s books, it is realized that 30 years of beating left a worse toll on Nigeria than was previously notice.