This blog post is based on the woman who took to wailing in the streets, breast bare and rolling on the floor to get attention to her situation and that of her five children. It's no news that hunger is real in the world; in this case Nigeria. We might be sanctimonious like the lawyer woman who granted punch interview, we can accuse her of being crazy or judge her for baring her breasts in the streets. I do not Judge her. Hunger is nobody's friend.
Do you want to stop and think for a moment, what will make a woman resort to such means... she must have been at the end of her wits and tolerance she was desperate and wanted a change, if not for her, for her five children.
The issue of world hunger is real and the question is what are we going to do about it?
Millions of Nigerians are unemployed in fact; in 2012 according to the Nigerian Tribune website www.tribune.com 71% of Nigerians live below £0.61 same as one dollar a day that my people is abject poverty. Yet the rich keep getting richer, amassing wealth for their generation unborn (I just might say that generation will not see the light of day but I won't...) while the poor languish in hunger, needs and sickness... We can say people should get self employed but does the economic climate of the country give room for that? In a county where 20.3 million of our population is completely unemployed not mentioning the ones who are under employed, how do we expect our people to feed and live?
I am of the opinion that as much as the people need to think like there is no box and get out there creating jobs for themselves and others as much as they can; The Nigerian government owes its people. No electricity, no pipe borne water, no good roads, poor almost nonexistent health care, below average education nothing! How do you expect the average man to survive let alone create jobs? Our government with almost some due respect have failed us, over the years, we have seen nothing but failure; total epic failure, siphoning money in the name of governance. My advice, get your act together because it won't be long the change we need will come!
It's an appalling situation, the most painful/annoying thing is that this is happening in a country like Nigeria; a country blessed with natural goodness that should create wealth for the entirety of the nation, yet this wealth is trapped in the hands of a few people while the rest of the populace wallow in poverty! My greatest fear when it comes to Nigeria is that the nation might remain a rich country who will remain poor, a crawling adult who has been crippled by the ones who should give her wings. We can change his, I know we can, right now I don't know how but I know the much needed change will come. We will fight for it; we will not hold our peace.
My heart is pained and I hope as young people we are disturbed with the situation of our county and are motivated to make a change.