WHO DOESN’T KNOW THE SOLUTION TO THE NIGER DELTA PROBLEM?
The recent Niger Delta ministry created is a welcome development if only their activities is not on paper alone, a lot of times we have had good initiatives and directives from the Federal Government and well meaning elder statesmen but we have problem with execution or rather what I would call implementation.
I remember my education lecture in my university days at the Delta state university teaching us about various educational systems and he made a profound thought provoking systems, that there are several systems that several African countries have adopted and it worked for them, but when a system gets to Nigeria it does not work even if it works in Ghana. and he conclude it is “because people who are suppose to wake it work refuse to work it”.
One of the problems I think we have a Nigerian that have hindered development till date is that of ethnic political appointments, in the name of satisfy everybody sometimes people who are not qualified to hold positions are put in place. If we want to develop we must know that the law of the universe simple states that “square pegs should be put in square holes”.
let appointments in this new ministry be based on people who can deliver the result needed, the Niger Delta issue demands the FULL ATTENTION of the government for now and also IMMEDIATE execution of projects.
Should I be glad that they have created a new ministry of course not? Why? You may what to ask. This is not the first time they would be “creating”, we are always creating and giving BIG names with little results. I careless if a new ministry is created all I want is to see the development of the Niger Delta, I do not support violence as a way of achieving results, I read in the papers a young Niger deltan saying that the philosophies of Ghandi and co in the nonviolent struggle is applicable in the days post, that what Nigeria needs is violence, in as much as I do not ma support violence I would not blame a young man with that kind of philosophy? Why? Because our leaders not all but majority of them have succeed in creating an environment where violence is the only language they understand and listen to.
I would like to conclude thus thought by asking what will it really take ti develop the Niger Delta region are we saying that our LEADERS do not know? if they do now know, can they not ask for advice? if they cannot ask for and listen to advise then how come they are leaders? by the way how the they get their in the first way? Back to square one.
Ogaga E. Maxwell