BECOMING A POLITICIAN

Aside from being let down after falling in love, there are other ways a person’s  heart can be broken. One major way, is when a country fails to deliver on promises. No doubt, our country has been found wanting when it comes to living up to expectations.  All fingers are pointing to the managers of this country as creators of the problem. Funny enough, most people still look up to the problem creators for solutions.

NAGGING AND LEAVING WHEN POSSIBLE

There are visible lapses in all sectors of Nigeria’s economy. Infrastructures are not adequately developed and utilized. From roads to healthcare, agriculture, education, electricity, natural resources management, employment and much more, there is a very wide margin that seems impossible to close when it comes to optimizing and properly harnessing our values as a nation.

I would not stress for a second in listing out problems that has befallen us as a nation because it will only serve as an unsolicited repetition of what we see and hear every day. We are constantly letting go of our strong, intelligent, creative and industrious younger generation to countries with less resources, but with capable mangers who are utilizing their potentials. 

THE MANAGERS

Zuma Rock, Abuja, Nigeria

It is the duty of politicians who are the country’s managers, to fix this country because politics involves activities associated with making decisions in groups or other forms of power relations, such as distribution of resources. A politician has to be active in party politics and can also be a person holding or seeking an office in government. It is the duty of politicians to propose, support and create laws or policies that govern the land and its people. This implies that a politician can be anyone who seeks to achieve political power in any government institution.

PRIORITY SHIFT

There is a very major shift of what politics should be as the case applies to Nigeria. Politicians who are expected to propose, support and create laws or policies that govern the land and its people are focused on using the benefits and privileges of politics to seek personal gains and push for personal agendas. True politics should not in any way be self seeking it is people oriented. Those in the practice of misusing political privileges for selfish interest are not in any way, qualified to be referred to as politicians. They can be addressed as opportunists because in its true essence that’s actually who they are. It is justifiable as with human nature, to seek out personal gains and ways to make a person’s living condition better, but it should not be done on the platform of exploiting a political office.

IT IS UP TO THIS GENERATION

The proven fact that the older generation has failed Nigeria politically does not imply that failing should be a Nigerian political thread or that we should live in the fear of getting involved in politics. Politics is not bad, it is an act of service for a greater good. We have to be involved in politics, bearing in mind that the office is not meant for us to push for personal gains or family interests. True politics is when we propose, support and create laws or policies that govern the land and its people without being bias. Bearing this in mind, Nigeria can be salvaged from bad politicians or opportunists.

It is up to a select few from the younger generation, to redeem Nigeria politically. The process will be a tough fight, no doubt but every sacrifice made will be worth it.

Feel free to leave a comment on your thoughts about the Nigerian political environment and what the future holds for us when the right people are involved in Nigeria’s politics.

Glad I could share a piece of my heart with you.

Heart of Dave

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5 Comments

  1. If everyone is a Politician (Aristotle); by attitude or profession, it then goes on to validate the saying that the Nigerian society deserves the leaders she has. Perhaps till we become better citizens and see beyond our nose, we may have to tarry a little more with the managers we have.

  2. Interesting topic.it takes two to tangle.If politicians keep making mistakes with no anyone challenging their attitude then,its give them impetus to continue doing bad.Political followers atimes support whatever they are doing based on money offered to opinion leaders.

  3. Well said my brother, but I will like to look at it from the social point of view, societial deformation has also make the little effort of the political useless, like it is general believe that Nigeria have a good policy but the implementation stage is so bad that the aim of the policy is death on arrival. Funny enough the implementers of the policy are not politician. Again problem of Nigeria election process which is very expensive , the amount of money spent to acquire a form, money spent on primary election, money spent on campaign all this have a negative impact on the politicians. So it’s seems like it is a general problem which all hands must be on desk.

  4. I strongly believe that the younger generation of person’s with passion and integrity are the one’s that will bring about drastic political change in Nigeria.

  5. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
    Love of money not money itself-the root of all evil.
    Money and power are two things in the political arena. Young or old if you don’t have discipline these things will drive you nuts.

    As a younger generation with so much if not too much focus on getting rich quick, exploiting each other, undermining the efficacy of education.

    We need to calm down and learn to “go through process”. This process of learning is essential for the future when our time will come to take over.


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