When Nigeria finally dies, two things would have caused it:

1. The failure and refusal of the leaders to provide security, social justice and public goods; AND

2. The failure and refusal of the citizens to forcefully demand (1).

Every word counts here.
The leaders will not willingly provide security, social justice and public goods. Elections will take a very long time. Nigerians must forcefully demand it. To forcefully demand it, we must be ready to fight for it. We’re not ready. So we won’t demand it. We won’t get it.
The fact that we won’t demand it is because we can’t. We can’t demand it because we can’t die for Nigeria. We can’t die for Nigeria because Nigeria doesn’t deserve it. Nigeria doesn’t deserve it because it is not in the right path. To grow, you have to first be on track.
To crumble a nation, you only need two things to align. Oppress, and incapacitate the oppressed so that they cannot fight back.

This is where we are. We’re not governed. We’re oppressed. It’s only a matter of time. It will crumble.

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