Ever since the Nigerian government led by the All Progressives Congress (APC) came to power in 2015 after defeating the Dr. Ebele Goodluck Jonathan’s administration via high profile propaganda has always shown that they are not only incompetent but very fraudulent.
The government of APC keeps telling very shameless and unintelligent lies when it comes to economic accountability, and political responsibility.
This falsehood being peddled by APC for economic exploitation is gradually becoming unbearable, and unacceptable by the teeming masses of Nigeria.
APC government in no small measure has demonstrated to the Nigerian masses that it is a facade of a government and more of a maladministration.
These embarrassments springing forth from thievery by the security agents that the maladministration control, and massive looting of the public treasury entrusted in their care by the entirety of the citizenry.
The brazen part of their act is the recent Coronavirus stimulus package of 2 trillion naira which the Ministry of Finance claimed to have disbursed to the Nigerian masses and when the National Assembly of Nigeria asked the Ministry of Finance to explicitly explain the possibility of disbursing such a huge amount to the citizenry within two weeks, the Ministry of Fiance boldly claimed that they have all records and that they were secured with the Accountant’s General’s office.
Nine hours later, the country heard, boom! and the Accountant’s general’s office was set ablaze.
Apparently, over 5 billion U.S. dollars stolen and without any record to trace the fraud or theft.
How could a struggling country as Nigeria that is considered the poverty capital of the world amidst the abundant natural resources domiciled in her lose over 5 billion U.S. dollars in this Coronavirus pandemic, and the culprits allowed to go unpunished?
The most disappointing thing about the loss of this huge amount of money is that the perpetrators of this heinous crime will never be brought to book. You know why? Because they are the same people running the nepotistic government of Nigeria.
As if this impunity is not enough for the already unleashed suffering on the Nigerian masses since they took over power, they have cunningly extended the two-week shutdown of the country indefinitely without any plan to make provision of relief materials, and economic support to the hungry masses whose means of livelihood had been taken from them.
With this sort of wickedness being meted on the struggling masses, the ruling class is only creating a monster that will definitely consume them within the shortest period of time.
You can not intentionally steal from a man and then proceed to starve him to death, and expect him not to put up a fight.
The breaking point is gradually coming for the masses, and they will no longer tolerate the excesses and unjust treatment of the government.
The Nigerian government led by APC has really taken the Nigerian masses for granted, and what is actually brewing presently is a war between the government and masses.
If the aforementioned scenario eventually takes place the government of APC will go down as the most notorious and insensitive government Nigeria ever had and the ugliness will be in the annals of history.
By 𝐃𝐫. 𝐔𝐣𝐮𝐧𝐰𝐚 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐀𝐧𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐲 𝐍𝐳𝐞
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK