A few days ago , seasoned comedian , Ali Baba (real name is Atunyota Akpobome ), was so unhappy about the state of things in Nigeria that he took to Instagram to attack the country’ s leadership for being selfish and negligent .
The popular comedian accused members of the ruling class of showing interest only in matters that would benefit them , to the detriment of the larger society .
Complaining that those at the helm of affairs hardly took anything seriously, except it had to do with their welfare, he said , “ If it is to prepare the quarters for elected officials , it can be sorted out in less than four months .
Corps members will get to camp , their allowances will not be ready .
Members of the national female football team , the Falcons , will win a tournament and their allowances will be in voicemail .
“ Olympics tournaments , we will arrive late . Our contingents will be the last to be airlifted back to Nigeria .
It’ s only in Nigeria that AN INTERLOCKED ROAD WILL GO BAD . Interlocked roads are the easiest to maintain across the world .
We are the only people who built schools for 800 pupils in 1979, yet the same still serves 18, 000 students in 2019 .
“ There is no planning and no punishment for failing to plan . 40- bed maternity homes meant for a population of 5 , 000 now cater for a population of 150 , 000 .
Airport runways built in 1970s for airplanes that used to weigh a quarter of the size of current aircrafts are still in use .
Roads and bridges built to accommodate 1000 vehicular traffic in a year now serve 1 , 000 vehicles .
“ Primary schools and teacher training colleges are still the way they are, but our Governors ’ lodges, Presidential villas , National and State Assembly quarters have been upgraded to the latest world standards .
There is no elected officer with a 2000 model vehicle , but they drive policies with a constitution of 1979 .
“ What is the fine for being caught as an intellectual property pirate ? N 10, 000 or less .
Now tell me , do they , elected officials , still collect what the lawmakers and Executive used to earn in the 1980 s? None .
Every other sector must remain as it is , but the elected must be upgraded .
See NTA , that is the flagship of our national broadcast , or should be the example of our progress , is anchoring on DSTV .
Do they care ? But go and see them , none of them lives in 1004 … That ’ s old school .
This post is not only about the APC that has beene in government for four years. It’ s across board to all politicians . PDP , UPN , NPN … All of them . ”