By Adeze Ojukwu
Excellence and merit are at the heart of most developing societies.
Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case in this jurisdiction. Nigerians appear to take delight in their mediocrity and deceit.
The principal occupation of the nation’s managers is corruption and the thirst for materialism, which has set the tone for the current disarray in all areas.
The uncontrolled pursuit of wealth and the celebration of mediocrity have undermined the family and moral values for which this region is recognized.
Under the pretense of hogwash entertainment, corporate organizations would rather push pornography and immorality, leaving many participants and consumers scarred and unhappy.
It is thus pleasing that Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has awarded OAU’s Best Medical Graduating Student, Miss Joy Oyinlola Adesina, a cash prize of five million naira and a bungalow under the state housing project.A residency scholarship at Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital in Sagamu, Ogun State, was also offered by the governor.
This is fantastic news. Without a doubt, the governor’s philanthropy is admirable and worthy of imitation.
The generous gift is well-deserved by the young lady. Her dedication and perseverance have paid off.
Oyinlola has done well, and her donations and honors are a significant boost to the country’s academic community.
The foundation of development is education. Learning is a worthwhile and rewarding investment.
Governor Abiodun’s exceptional move should be emulated by other state administrations.
President Muhammadu Buhari was recently cited as claiming that “millions of students are terrified to go back to school.” This is ridiculous.
As evidenced by the decadence of most schools, the explanation is not far-fetched.
Indeed, the current administration has demonstrated a lack of interest in education.
The collapse of public schools is unavoidable due to the inadequate budgetary allocation to this crucial sector, insufficient teacher salaries, and dilapidated facilities.
This rot is shown in a recent viral video of some students singing the national anthem while standing on flooded school grounds in Lagos.
Only children from low-income families are admitted to such deplorable institutions.
At the expense of the common patrimony, the children and wards of the ruling class and political elite attend top schools in foreign countries.
Because of tremendous corruption and unprecedented theft by government officials and their cronies, the fate of poor Nigerians is dreadful.
The country has been plunged into untold darkness and despoliation as a result of these unending atrocities and leadership failure.
Nigeria has now devolved into a killing field and a cesspool of ruin, while people in power drain funds intended for infrastructure development.
They pillage the economy while the unfortunate populace live in fear, suffering, and poverty.
Every responsible government must prioritize the welfare and security of its weakest and most vulnerable citizens.
Unfortunately, the opposite is true in Nigeria, which has surpassed India and other impoverished countries as the epicenter of poverty.
The situation of this country, which has been torn apart by bloodshed and terrorism, leaves a lot to be desired.
The ethos of this dictatorship is characterized by blatant corruption and inefficiency, putting the populace in a perpetual state of despair and sadness.
This is not the country for which the founding fathers fought so valiantly.
Most people’s hearts are hurting, and they’re begging for change at every turn.
Nigerians, without a doubt, are suffering and need a change.
Fortunately, the general elections of 2023 offer a real chance for positive change and the enthronement of a decent and credible administration.