by Oludare Ogunlana
The pains inflicted on foreigners, particularly fellow Africans in South Africa is barbaric and condemnable. However, boycotting South African goods and services may not provide needed solution. There are uncountable Nigerians working in those organizations like MTN, DSTV, and Shoprite and…
When you shun those companies, somebody is losing jobs or missing salaries in Nigeria
What we should do is to ensure that South African Government live up to expectation by protecting every citizens and foreigners in South Africa.
There must be adequate compensation to those who have lost valuables, including all their life savings in South Africa.
President Jacob Zuma must be held accountable by providing Jobs, education and other social amenities that can make his people prosper.
There is a need to understand that these young South African people, killing fellow Africans do not know their history. It is sad that the level of poverty in South Africa as a result of failure of leadership and corruption is responsible for this xenophobic actions.
When corruption increases, disrespect for leader increases, resulting in disaffection and anger. The corrupt leader is the one who sows the seeds of corruption, the dispersal for which promoted by deprivation, hunger and poverty in society.
A man who is continuously hungry is likely to accept bribe. A woman who is abandoned to perpetual want may go into prostitution. As a direct consequence of the obvious contradiction between the expectations of the citizenry and the political horizons of some leaders.
African societies are unable to respond to the under-girding principles of sustainable development. Relentless instability is the fruit of hopeless greed and corruption, the disturbing consequences of which we must all recognise.
Therefore, I can say, with a deep sense of responsibility that nothing misdirects the youth more powerfully than the pervasive influence of bad leaders at home, at school, in the place of worship, at work and in society at large.
The African youth lives in a hard “PRESENT” and faces a very doubtful “FUTURE” with regard to his personal access to peace, fundamental rights, freedom from poverty, happiness, good education and gainful employment.
Although, migration is a way of life in Africa but we must ensure our government at home make life comfortable for people in order to discourage migration flow as a result of bad governance.
The task ahead General Muhammadu Buhari is to reduce corruption to the barest minimum. Open the gate of prisons for all past and present corrupt public officials while Nigerian government should create opportunity for our people at home to enable them prosper.
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