Nigerians Should Beg The Cabal Or 'Occupy Jonathan' By Prince Charles Dickson

By Prince Charles Dickson

"Provision of road, electricity, water, health services etc are not palliatives, they are the duty of government".

But no one knows, those that know, do not care and some care in very hypocritical manners. Sadly in the words of a cabal, the people are no better than we the politicians and in truth, we get away with it because the people 'ALLOW' us to, and they want us to so long as we spend the loot on them.

With those lines I take this week's admonition, the first for the year 2012, one that has continued literally from the same point as 2011, with pain, insecurity and a government that lacks trust.

I have painfully looked on as government officials lie through their teeth on the fuel subsidy. I have watched Mr. Jonathan say the nation is not broke but will go broke if subsidy is retained. And equally promise that Nigeria will be like UK in few months when the effects of the removal of fuel subsidy die down.

While citizenry are peeling away from earth by reasons of avoidable deaths, fuel subsidy, simply put, reconstructing a cabal...the burden of a nation stands on the threshold of redrawing our socio-economic and political map.

It’s laughable how 1600 diesel buses would solve the transportation problem of 36 states and cater for some over 150 million Nigerians, which roads would these buses ply. Same roads the cabal took money and refused to build and donated some back to the ruling party. Or is it the fact that, more accidents, more waste of Nigerian lives and chop for the cabal that supplied the buses.

For me, the problem with Nigeria is not fuel subsidy; it is corruption from top to bottom, confused leadership and a docile followership. A cabal, which like all things bad in Nigeria, has no return address.

Having read the Subsidy Reinvestment And Empowerment Program (SURE) booklet. I can’t help but laugh more at the Nigerian and our ways, I can recite the 20 pages off heart, the first page is a picture of Jonathan, the second, Namadi, I am sorry that Ngozi did not make it..., two other pages detailing how they would share some billions amongst governors and LGA Chairmen...the last page is that of the map of Nigeria.

Leaving us with 14 pages of how a yet to be available and fraudulent over 1 trillion would be spent on the existing cabal or a new cabal.

Explaining the SURE document, the president stated that, "A robust programm structure has been developed to ensure adequate oversight, accountability and implementation of the various projects".

I will pick just one project area...Component 'D', the rail transport projects. Interestingly, in the last month of last year, China launched a super-rapid test train, which is capable of travelling 500 kilometres per hour; this was despite serious problems on its high-speed network.

The train, made by a subsidiary of CSR Corp Ltd, China's largest train maker, is designed to resemble an ancient Chinese sword, the official Xinhua news agency had reported.

In February 2011, the railways minister, Liu Zhijun, a key figure behind the boom in the sector, was dismissed over corruption charges that have not yet been tried in court.

How soon do we forget, Abacha brought the Chinese, millions went, Obasanjo brought the same Chinese billions disappeared, death did not give Yar'adua time, and again Jonathan is talking Chinese...fact is that like former Attorney General and Justice Minister said, the best we have done is to rehabilitate a Royal Niger Company Railway that should be in the museum with billions of dollars with nothing or very little to show.

No one is being punished, it was the 'inner caucus' during Obansanjo, Yar'adua had a small 'kitchen cabinet' and this group of self-serving leaders tell us they are faced with a cabal...

Government says the subsidy administration is beset with ineffiencies, leakages and corruption...tell me what is not beset with those three terms today, from health to education, security to agriculture. Previous governments have given the same rational for discontinuing subsidies, and no solution in sight...because of a cabal exploiting the leaks and getting away with it and citizens have to pay for it.

This government is promising 3,877km of railroad, 1,326km of roads and bridges, some incomprehensible safety net programmes that make no sense to the woman that sells bean-ball or the local tyre repair man. Monies that will again go, to some new cabal or the existing ones, just like all the power projects money that disappeared.

"There is simply no accounting for many decisions in our dear country and there never will be at this rate." A politician said this to a friend and the truth is that, we are in no change mode yet.

I end my admonition stating categorically that I will take back my comments and apologize if we get to buy fuel at N65 or less by the end of December 2012, as a result of Mr. Jonathan's well laid out IMF/World Bank pill.

Until then, the Yoruba's say Ẹni tó tan ara-a rẹ̀ lòrìṣà òkè ńtàn: àpọń tí ò láya nílé, tó ní kí òrìṣà ó bùn un lọ́mọ. Meaning, it is the person who deceives himself that the gods above deceive: a bachelor who has no wife at home but implores the gods to grant him children. (It is self-deceit to expect the gods to do everything for one, when one has not lifted a finger on one's behalf).

Mr. Jonathan ride on, and you cannot deal with the cabal with your-all-knowing lieutenants. I can only but ask Nigerians help themselves, lift a finger, beg the cabal or occupy peacefully for change, time will tell.

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Its true dat subsidy removal

Its true dat subsidy removal wil help Nigeria economy in terms of general development. First is dat dere shouldnt hv been anytin like subsidy if our local refineries are functional cos price of fuel wouldnt hv exceeded #45. Second is dat every month, our politicians share bilions of naira frn xcess oil revenue and yet nothing is done to beta d life of d poor people. 3rd, what do u think wil happen to d money derived frm subsidy removal, is it nt going 2end up in d hand of dose corupt politicians who tinks of enriching demselves & sendin deir children abroad to study? My pple, it high time we fought d battle 2liberate Nigeria frm d dictorship of IMF and GEJ and his cohurts. Few yrs ago, Ghana wz worse dan dis bt 2day, wind of freedom blows in every nook and cranny of Ghana. We can do better. Say NO to subsidy removal. Tell GEJ to fight corruption, build refineries and stabilise d economy of Nigeria b4 removing subsidy cos dis few days....GOD, poor people are really suffering.

WE NEED A DRASTIC CHANGE IN SOCEITAL VALUES

Most traditions and cultures in Africa despise thieves thus in the olden times it was not enough to give your daughter away to a rich man in marriage,it was also mandatory for the groom to explain the source of his wealth and how he earns a living.Times are hard we are in the 21st century but the basic moralty which guides society has suffered so much depreciation and infact has no residual value for anybody to cling to.Thieves are glorified by traditional rulers,politicians have become the greatest criminals known to soceity,while a robber gets along jail term for stealing a pause,a politician improves his proffessional profile after stealing billions of naira and inflicting mass impovrishment on the people whose intrest he or she was elected or appointed to protect.
We the commoners have some of the guilt,we dont despise,disrespect and resist the thieving politicians enough,we must double up and make thier lives a misery.

Ref; Kill all politicians

Yes o my brother, nothing good can come from all these evil minded, bunch of crooks labeling themselves POLITICIANS.. We've seen more than enough, they killed, maimed innocent souls just to satiate their insatiable lust for money and affluence. Allah dey.. Just lets ask them I'VE THEY EVER HEARD OF A THIEF BEEN THE RICHEST MAN IN THE WORLD?
Vanity upon Vanity..

Ref; Kill all politicians

Yes o my brother, nothing good can come from all these evil minded, bunch of crooks labeling themselves POLITICIANS.. We've seen more than enough, they kill, maimed innocent souls just to satiate their insatiable lust for money, affluence. Allah dey.. Just lets ask them I'VE THEY EVER HEARD OF A THIEF BEEN THE RICHEST MAN IN THE WORLD?
Vanity upon Vanity..

Re Nigerians should beg the cabal.....

You correctly identified the problem with Nigeria.It is corruption.Corruption has eaten so deep into the fabric of our society that it has become acceptable and celebrated.The cabals are untouchable.Their economic interest has never been threatened until now.The removal of fuel subsidy has cut off the life blood of the cabal and believe me,they will fight like drowning men to ensure its retention.The Jonathan Government must stand firm and resist these blood sucking vampires masquerading under the leadership of the NLC and TUC.Nigerians should not beg the cabal, they should stand up against the cabal and ensure its destruction. Mr Jonathan has given his vision for Nigeria and the development programmes he wants to achieve.Nigerians must support him.The creation of 370,000 jobs within our economy is wonderful news.We mustgive Jona benefit of the doubt on this issue.

u cannot decree death unto GEJ cause u aint Allah or God

@Liberty A, I often laugh when yr likes dump all the blames concerning our undevelopement on the lamps of Jonathan.Not a single soul has ever given thought to the zones that this money is often stolen from in the Niger Delta. As far as u are concerned, crude oil belongs to the 3 old regional families. So the AWUF revenue must be made to flow into the pocket of the oil marketers. For all u care oil is a national cake and therefore must be shared accordingly. 9ja is not a year old baby. We are 51yrs old for heavens sake-where has the trillions gone to since oil was discovered in 1955 in the ND? If we had introduced fiscal federalism, we would have been forced to cut our coat acording to our size. Every Gov in 9ja, his own plans-from Buhari WAI, to OBJ NEEDS and all that rubbish- we change policies the same way our women change their wrappers-we lack patriotism and continuity in our system. So how do we make progress? We danced around fuel subsidy for over 30yrs-no result.

It is well known that in

It is well known that in 2009, of the top 100 largest economic entities of the world, 44 were corporations. Such as the oil marketers club we have in Nigeria. The wealth of these groups, which are among the top 10% shareholders in each of these, is far in excess of national economies. In fact, total global GDP is around 70 trillion dollars. The Rothschild family wealth alone is estimated to be in the trillions of dollars. So is the case with the Rockefellers who were helped and provided money all along by the Rothschilds. The US has an annual GDP in the range of 14-15 trillion dollars. This pales into insignificance before the wealth of these trillionaires. With the US government and most European countries and africa in debt to the Elite, there should be absolutely no doubt as to who owns the world and who controls it.

Kill all politicians around us and cease/burn their houses......

As longer as these batards live, things will never be ok in this nation.
Kill every politician around u or chase them away from this country. cease/burn their properties.....

may Jonathan's Heart be harden like of Pharaoh

 It's my sincere prayer that God will harden the heart of Jonathan like that Pharaoh so that Nigerians will be able to determine the good structure of Government. Nigeria problem is beyond the Subsidy issue. We need to deal with cabal that appears untouchable on whatever they do. We need to wake up this time around. 2015 is around corner when they will rig election and loot tresure with new breed of cabal.

In Nigeria system no accountability, once one holds a position in government he can loot as much as he wants nobody can question him or her.

I hope we shall get it right this time around and determine how we should be governed.