Tuesday, June 05, 2007

I am Scared!!!!

  • Petrol is now officially 75NGN per litre
  • Vat is now 10%

I know I have always remained an advocate of the Sovereign State of Nigeria, however, it is in times like this that I tend to swagger on my faith in my country. I'm scared because I'm not sure if the events of these past months have not left me more disillusoned than some sworn pessimists of Nigeria.

The first thing is the case of enthroning or installation of a President not elected by the general public. As if that is not enough, to add salt to our injury, Obasanjo is bidding us farewell with 10NGN increase in petrol and a 10% VAT which MTN did not waste the slightest time in implementing.

More in Nigerians are in despair these days as prices of goods and services have taken similar tolls to Baba's decision on price of petroleum with no corresponding increase in salaries by employers (how will they even be able to increase it when their cost of production has increased anyway).

ASUU has been on strike months on end now and students that their parents can't afford to send them to school abroad are made to sit at home to watch and pray .......

God Save Nigeria is all I can say at this time and I pray that we will not only survive these harsh times but SUCCEED!

5 comments:

Ugo Daniels said...

Invariably, what it means is tha Nigerian has gotten from bad to worse...this suxxx.

Tayo said...

Girl, you're not the only one who's scared. The situation is pathetic and I'm disappointed that Yar'adua has not reversed those actions. Anyway, my fingers are crossed.

Beauty said...

Big men, big fraud and big trouble is featured here http://www.economist.com/displayStory.cfm?story_id=9070922 and it is worth a read.

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Nigeria Politricks said...

Hey, I'm one of the pessimists of the Nigerian state! We've hoped for better days for too long with never a end to our suffering in sight...stories like this makes me feel vindicated!