Final Solution: De-Amalgamation And The Advantages of breaking up Nigeria

 [ Masterweb Reports ] – Frantz Fanon it was  who  said  that “every generation  must out of  relative obscurity discover its mission, fulfil it or betray it”.  In the aftermath of  the Kano terrorist attacks and the seven decades of  routine ethno-religious mass killings in the North, our generation must as Frantz Fanon said confront the unique mission of our time which must be fulfilled through the choice of freedom over slavery and  of self  determination over internal colonialism. 

 

It  should be clear  to all and sundry that  the freak contraption known as  Nigeria is not sacred, it is purely and simply a British creation designed first and foremost  to service her imperial interests and not for the benefit of those who inhabit the geographical space. Given the history of Europe, which not surprisingly  is the bloodiest continent in human history with the 1st  and  2nd  world wars originating from Europe,  the later ending as recently as 1945 and  the many nationalist battles fought across many generations on ethnic lines including the recent ethnic conflicts in Bosnia, Herzegovina, Serbia etc, the British knew they were creating in Nigeria, a tinderbox of contradictions and endless conflicts, but never bothered because the servicing of her imperial interests was more important than the cohesion or unity of their colonial subjects. To date the European Union has refused to let Muslim Turkey join the EU because they want to avoid creating religious contradictions within the European club.

 

Thus, those who argue to keep a nation that has failed exceptionally due to her contradictions are mentally lazy people who are afraid to take any challenges. They give all kinds of laughable excuses to keep a nation in a state of paralysis rather than trying something new. If a marriage is unworkable, unprogressive and violent, the simple solution is to get a divorce.  Nations are no different; if it is not working there should be a break-up.

 

Mental  laziness which manifests in a fear to try something new or take on daunting challenges is a phenomenon that has kept the black race in perpetual retrogression and slavery. While the white race and other races are willing to take on daunting challenges,  going to the moon and overcoming all kinds of formidable situations,  the black race is content to sing, dance and give all kinds of silly excuses why nothing can be done. Paralysed  by a fear of every challenge, the black race has remained to date the most unprogressive of all human species. It is this same mindset of a fear of something new, a fear of challenges that those who argue to keep a failed Nigeria exhibit. They prefer to remain in a nation that is a hopeless jungle of failure rather than take on challenges to chart their own destiny, they prefer to remain in  slavery rather than try freedom, they prefer to live under oppression rather than fight for their rights and dignity. Dr James David  Manning once said that the black race was found to be the most suitable for slavery because then as now are  always willing to accept any situation without a fight. This is the exactly the mindset that those who argue for one Nigeria exhibit.

 

There is no sane argument to keep Nigeria. It is a nation consumed by injustice, hatred, self destruction, it is also the most failed nation on earth incapable of providing  the most fundamental  right, which is the right  to life without which any other right cannot exist and of providing the basic essentials  such as electricity, pipe borne water etc. These are basic amenities that are taken for granted in the poorest African countries. In spite of being the 6th largest oil producer in the world and the largest in Africa, Nigeria imports fuel. There is no other nation on the face of the earth with this level of failure. It is a nation that dehumanises her  citizens and strips them of every human dignity. A nation that makes animals out of men.  A nation that is at best a human zoo.  There is a reason why Nigeria has failed so exceptionally and it is her irreconcilable contradictions.

 

Any careful observer  will realise that “one Nigeria” has always been a scam which even the loudest advocates do not believe in. It’s only been a convenient ploy to loot the nation. The so called one Nigeria leaders have contributed more to the destruction of Nigeria than anyone else. In anticipation of the nation’s eventual collapse, all of them are busy building their future outside Nigeria. These leaders send all their children abroad, buy houses abroad and stash their wealth abroad, yet these are the same leaders that  sing  “one Nigeria”. How long can we be fooled?  Indeed is Nigeria not an already disintegrated nation? What is left of a nation where ethnic groups are returning to their enclaves because of ethno-religious crises or where a section of the country introduces sharia  laws in  violation of the constitution, or where terrorists  bomb and kill innocents in churches and other locations  on account of their religion and ethnicity? Must we wait for everyone to be killed before we realise that Nigeria cannot work? 

 

Nigeria is a nightmare. We need to finally confront the reality of   it’s impossibility as a viable nation and break-it up. The Scottish have just scheduled an independence referendum for  September 2014 after centuries of union with Britain. In 1991,  the Soviet Union, a nuclear world power disintegrated. In 1947, Pakistan seeking a separate nation for Muslims seceded from India. In 1993, following a referendum,  Eritrea seceded from Sudan. In 1992 Yugoslavia disintegrated leading to more than 8 new nations. In 1993, Czechoslovakia disintegrated.  In 1971, Bangladesh seceded from Pakistan. In 2002, East Timor seceded from Indonesia and in 2011 South Sudan seceded from Sudan. There is thus a long precedent of self determination by many nations around the world. Most importantly, none of the new nations have ever regretted their decisions to separate from their former nations in spite of whatever challenges they might be facing. There is no reason why  the aftermath of  Nigeria’s breakup scenario will be different.

 

The French live in France, the Irish in Ireland, the Germans in Germany amongst others, so why should so called Nigerians  be forced  to live with a myriad  of disparate ethnic nations  that is further divided along religious lines?  Amongst  former  British colonies,  three nations namely, Nigeria, Sudan and India were created with contradictions that made them impossible to function by particularly  lumping significant Muslim populations with other ethno-religious groups. Out of the three,  India and Sudan has disintegrated, only Nigeria remains. There is no nation in the world where significant populations of fundamentalist Muslims cohabit peacefully with other religions and this reality has been vindicated in Nigeria with the endless ethno-religious  mass killings in the North. No matter how much we try to pretend, empirical evidence suggests that there will never  be peace, harmony nor progress until there is a separation between the fundamentalist Muslims in the Sharia North and the rest. The  route of disintegration travelled by India and Sudan must therefore, inevitably include Nigeria and the time is now.

 

 Advantages Of  Break-up:

 

(1) Accountability of  Leaders

 

Amongst the many advantages of Nigeria’s break-up, the single greatest gain will be the possibility to hold leaders accountable in a new nation freed from Nigeria’s contradictions. It  is no secret that Nigeria’s monumental corruption-patronage  is fuelled and sustained by tribalism. It is impossible  to effect  the kind  of radical and draconian measures  needed to stamp out corruption  without  awakening the ghosts of tribalism. This is the simple reason why there hasn’t been a Jerry Rawlings kind of  revolution   in spite of the monumental looting and destruction of the nation.  It should be recalled that Major Kaduna Nzeogwu’s coup in spite of its shortcomings and excesses was fundamentally against election rigging-corruption, violence and misrule but the coup was defeated on the altar of Nigeria’s ethno-religious contradictions.

 
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