Interesting Article!! The Nigerian State And The Animal Kingdom

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The current ability of certain animals in the country is quite outstanding.
The monkey being 70million rich overnight and Mr. Snake carting away with 36million naira has actually been a comedic way the government has chosen to explain how our money is being stolen. And I have to say, it worked.
The people, as usual, accepted it, creating jokes and memes out of it, continuing the “I cannot comman kill myself” mentality.
However, it’s not these set of animals that baffles me – it’s the ones we voted in! The effrontery shown by our leaders during this time has been amazing. And our president, of course, has chosen his favorite option- the deaf ears.
This whole situation has brought my mind back to my primary school days, reminding me of the story of The Animal Farm .
I had to search for this book online and while reading through the book summary on Wikipedia, I came across this paragraph that resonates well with our current system

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“…..Napoleon enacts changes to the governance structure of the farm, replacing meetings with a committee of pigs who will run the farm.
Through a young pig named Squealer, Napoleon claims credit for the windmill idea. The animals work harder with the promise of easier lives with the windmill.
When the animals find the windmill collapsed after a violent storm, Napoleon and Squealer convince the animals that Snowball is trying to sabotage their project…..”

I think this paragraph relates to an extent, the kind of system we are running in Nigeria (at least from my point of view), allow me to explain.
We have some set of “Baba Isale” running the whole show from behind, while our president takes credit for the little works being done by the sensible “animals”.
In the same vein, the ruling party would not hesitate to blame the opposing party for any script that doesn’t go their way. Now, go look at that paragraph again.
That being said, there are some things we could actually learn from this story. Take a look at this paragraph.

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I see the paragraph above as an insight into what could be done to help better this country, especially by the youth.
We could be the Snowball and Napoleon of our generation, take the bull by the horn and make our voice heard, hence driving away the “irresponsible farmers” and “human caretakers” of our nation.
One effective way to achieve this is through our votes. Get your PVC, lookout for that candidate that best fits the criteria to meet our needs and let your choice be known.
Our best rebellion option right now is through our votes and not just ranting on social media, carrying placards around or shouting “Solidarity forever”
Let’s get our voice heard….enough of the side talks.
The End!!
by:- Armie’s thought



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Eddie Andy is a writer who covers relationships, relationship issues, in the form of poetry, prose (story) and articles. You can reach out to him at [email protected]

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