#BringBackOurGirls: the umbra within the lights. By Harkheindzel Kenny Omiyale.
#BringBackOurGirls! #BringBackOurGirls!! #BringBackOurGirls!!!
This is no more news around the world. Even though the tempo and enthusiasm may have abated just a little sooner than expected, it doesn’t change the fact that there’s a lot of unrest and insecurity in among the Nigerian people.
#BringBackOurGirls started as a very sincere and passionate call for accountability from the leaders but it has almost been perceived as an act of illicit rebellion from the government. To the global audience, it is pretty obvious that there a lot of hidden agenda within this whole attack and abduction of girls, bombing of people and all the political vendetta involved.
It has then become a feud between the government and the masses, a battle of veto against the voice of the people.
This is not what is right for the Nigerian system. A lot of strategic insight is needed to put this deranged rattle to rest once and for all!
The truth still remains that people die daily in Nigeria (and it is not due to natural cause). It has become a tolerated sight in the papers to see graphic images of people who have lost their lives as a result of a disagreement they are not a part of, as a result of a battle they were not aware of, as a result of a power tussle they were not interested in. Will the Nigerian people let this continue? If this persists, then the 2015 disintegration protocol could as well become a reality. We don’t want that to happen do we?
Another funny sight is the whole social media rant for #BringBackOurGirls. Many people see this as a joke or something funny. This is so not so! You see people get on twitter while sitting on their living rooms cross legged watching their favourite soap. The check the trends and want to be a part of it so they tweet #BringBackOurGirls without any sense of passion, interest or pain. This is another case we need to address. Without your corresponding action your tweets are as useless as the ‘ay’ in ‘okay’. Your voice is not needed if you can’t prove your words with corresponding actions.
(so I propose that the next time a massive social media awareness is activated, there need to be people who will strive to channel such energies to the right places. Who will make people see the passion behind the mission. There’s no point in having so many voices if majority of them are void of empathy, passion and zeal)
Let’s stop deceiving ourselves. The typical Nigerian is so lazy and irritable! They follow the band wagon without making necessary research to know what is true and what is not.
I can therefore categorically tell you that one of the worst enemies of the Nigerian system is the Nigerian people. They prefer to be spoon fed with everything they need. There is nothing good about this attitude.
If they do not change, then the whole nation will suffer for it.
Need I say, there are some commendable Nigerians who are giving it all it takes to move the nation forward but their percentage is barely visible on the national scale. To move forward, we need to gain momentum with people.
The mind of the average Nigerian needs serious replacement surgery from the ancient abysmal semblance and nonchalant subsistence mindset. A change is needed and fast too! The sooner they change, the better for everyone.
On a final note, I admire and appreciate every well meaning Nigerian who is giving it all it takes to move the country forward in the positive light. Those who make latent sacrifices, those who fight battles that majority know not about, those who are obstinate to the right values of honour, integrity and the formation of a great legacy. To these set of people, you are the reason I am writing this!
I have hope in Nigeria, I have hope on her future, I have Hope in our greatness as a people. But before we can break that barrier, we need to rid this country of the umbra mindset that keeps throwing her backwards.
May you always walk on the faith of the LORD,
HARKHEINDZEL KENNY OMIYALE.
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