If Nigerians must fulfil its divine duty to the world, it will be highly inappropriate for Nigeria to march into this perfect state with all the imperfections contained in her body polity. All identifiable imperfections must be jettisoned and put away. These imperfections can be found under many sections of our constitutions and laws. Some of the items listed under exclusive list of the Federal Government of Nigeria are unnatural, morally unjustifiable, and outright robbery.
The constitutional rights and legislation on ‘mines and minerals, including oil fields, oil mining, geological surveys and natural gas’ is robbery to say the least; the decree on ‘Federal Character’ is a law that is designed to perpetrate mediocrity; a host of other duties and responsibilities hijacked by the Federal Executive and Legislative bodies are aimed at the oppression and enslavement of the people of Nigeria. All these laws must be thrown out into the dustbin where they should have been in the first instance.
The feudal lords in Nigeria under the supervision of the British Government were the advisers and consultants behind all these outrageous illegal legislation and immoral constitutional rights adopted by Nigeria. It is unfortunate that the true nationalist fighters could not understand in the 1940s that Britain has nothing of freedom, equality, justice and morality to offer the independent nation of Nigeria. At least if they understood, they would have been more cautiously alert to the Trojan gifts that Britain cleverly wrapped and delivered through the feudal lords of Nigeria. Britain is a country of slave owners, feudal lords, and hereditary royalty that oils the wheel of her establishments with political, economic and social patronages. It is a country, even as we go into the twenty-first century that is constitutionally owned by the Windsor family.
Nigerians should not be fooled or bamboozled by the ‘civilised’ comedians in the circus show of the British parliament. Every Member of Parliament is aware of who holds and wields the power in Britain. By idolatrously swearing to an oath of allegiance to the Queen and her children till eternity the MPs have confirmed that anything else they do in the parliament is just a sideshow.
From the history of Britain, it was recorded that Henry VIII beheaded Thomas More, the author of Utopia, a knight and the Lord Chancellor because he refused to acknowledge this king as the head of the Church of God in England. Today, this is one of the oath every cowardly MP gladly swears to and yet the ignorant people of Britain still expects the laws made by this House of Commons to be just, impartial and inclusive. This is definitely a joke.
The Government of Britain operates on behalf, at the mercy and by the grace of the King or Queen. The King or Queen does not need to raise his or her voice; a nod of the head is sufficient to scupper twelve months of legislative work by this celebrated, all-important, servile, and toothless parliament of democracy. Is that the manner of greatness Nigerians still have in mind?
There is no freedom in all the elaborate and sophisticated dressed-up civilisation of Great Britain. It is pure and simple, a grand delusion and an elaborate camouflaged slave colony. Every British knows that the citizenship right is a mirage and an illusion. It is not an automatic right but a privilege that can be bestowed or taken away at the mercy of the establishment.
Everyone knows that the reality, as at today, is that they are all subjects of the crown. They are nothing but perpetually frightened servants, serfs, footmen/women of the King and his inheritance forever. That is what the much-flaunted British’s Bill of Rights says. “The lords spiritual and temporal, and commons, do, in the name of all the people aforesaid, most humbly and faithfully submit themselves, their heirs and posterities for ever…”
As a result of this so-called constitutional rights and even much farther on, since the forceful invasion of the villainous force led by the Norman William the Conqueror in 1066, every inch of the soil of British Isles and every soul resident on it is owned by The Firm – The House of Windsor and Family, the current inheritor.
Nigeria ceased to be an occupied territory anymore since 1960. The Act of Independence nullified even the unjust right of the occupied force that captured the northern areas before 1914. Nigeria is a country wholly established, since 1960, on the foundation and ‘principles of freedom, equality and justice’ for all. There is no subject, or serfs, or servants in Nigeria, every Nigerian is a full blood citizen with inalienable equal rights. Therefore to constitute a Federal Government that acts and behaves as the owner of Nigeria is unconstitutional, illegal and immoral to say the least.
The Federal Government of Nigeria must be reconstituted in words and in spirits as a purely voluntary co-ordinating body for the independent and self-governing state governments. The sovereignty in Nigeria should lie with the people in the primary communities of Nigeria who, by various treaties, should be free to ally and be friends with whosoever they so wish on planet earth. The ownership and management of the resources in land, on land, in water and on water should be vested under the constitution and by law on the community where those resources are based and on nobody else. Consequently,
- The Federal Government of Nigeria shall own and shall have nothing except the contributions made freely by all the constituting states.
- The state government shall own and shall have nothing except the contribution freely made by all the constituting local governments.
- The local governments shall own and shall have nothing except the contribution freely made by all the constituting communities or villages.
- Finally, the communities shall own nothing and shall have nothing except the contributions made freely by all the constituting families or households.
The above simple guidelines shall be the moral and philosophical principle that will govern the New Nigerian nations under preparation.
This writer will like to warn and to reveal to Nigerians that the millennium ahead of us will be the age of the small is beautiful and pretty and of the small is ideal or excellent or perfect. In the millennium, the importance and prestige of a nation shall no longer lie in the geographical size of the land or in the magnitude of its population but in the qualitative and quantitative well being of its citizen in total. From experience, it is now clear that the larger a state is the greater is the tendencies towards corruption, sleaze, secrecy, nepotism and abuse of political power.
Again, the larger the resources at the disposal of any government, the more tempting it becomes for the public office holder to propagate a dynastic and perpetual rule for life. The result flowing from this type of perversion is the birth of monarchical system of kings, nobles and royalties or the aristocratic system of elites and propertied class who are nothing but the products of greed, avarice, robbery and selfishness. The self-serving desire to retain political power eternally within one’s family, along the line of one’s blood relation and nobody else is born of the evil seed of greed and vanity. Any altruistic explanation, like, to prevent civil war in the state, is nothing but a callous and cunning cover-up.
Therefore, for the Federal Government of Nigeria to act as a Father Christmas to all the states is a perversion of the natural order of life, more so when it is realised that the money being spent by this Father Christmas is stolen. This is a case of robbing Peter to pay Paul. Why rob at all? Using stolen money for charitable acts does not detract the fact that the generous giver is a proven robber and a hoodlum. Nigerians who have seen the truth should not be taken in by the fables of Robin Hood. It could only happen in a society where there is a complete mistrust and a total breakdown of truth and justice. Nigerians should endeavour to stop the injustice of the illegal rights being wielded by the Federal Government of Nigeria in the exploitation and expropriation of the resources of Nigeria.
It is clear from our discourse in Winner and Loser, that the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) is just being used as a rotten middleman by the western powers as they continued, even after independence to exploit and expropriate the resources of the country. The whole game is couched in espionage, bribery, kickback and corruption of a ‘legally and internationally’ sanctioned and sophisticated type.
The Federal Government, since 1960, is a stooge and a puppet of western powers. FGN is the counterpart trader of the type that organised the local arm of the triangular slave trade. The illegally constituted FGN collects kickbacks, bribes and the peanut prices being offered by the buyers in the modern slave trade for the oil lifted and other commodities taken from the shores of Nigeria. And because what the FGN is offering for sale does not morally belong to it, it does not show any serious concern in the pricing method and in other logistics of these trades that could protect the resources from being cheaply exploited as well as the life of the actual owners.
The FGN, therefore, is a clone of the British Government and it is clandestinely established principally to siphon the wealth of the indigenous people of Nigeria who have been reduced to voiceless and powerless entities on their ancestral lands. It is as a result of this inglorious service by the Federal Government that Nigeria has been unable since 1960 to produce a strong leadership. The departing colonial government ensured that the country was adequately booby-trapped to forestall the emergence of any serious leader.
Hence, for the Federal Government of Nigeria to have adopted indiscriminately the institutions of government the colonial government established before independence speaks volume. It should be remembered that the colonial government was wholly and principally established for the exploitation, the raping and the pillaging of the conquered territories of Nigeria for the Crown. Therefore, for the independent government of Nigeria to have shamelessly and foolishly adopted these institutions without any visible amendment is a confirmation that it merely continued with the exploitation, the raping and the pillaging of the land and the people of Nigeria.
The Federal Government of Nigeria since 1960 has in all honesty been a mere puppet of the British Government which disguises itself as ambassadors, businessmen, industrialists, accounting and auditing firms, insurance and banking institutions, missionaries, voluntary organisations, etc. This is the truth and this is the hidden fact behind the inability of Nigeria to grow and to evolve as divinely planned by The Creator.
However, thanks to the divine grace of The Creator, this ingenuous cover is being gradually removed and the ugly teeth of the Great Beast is being revealed. This killer beast with her mouth covered in blood has never secured life to any of those who had the misfortune of its acquaintance. Its stock in trade is to con, to maim, to kill, to steal, to rob, to set brother against brother and to enslave in perpetuity all those it sets eyes on.
There is a good example this writer will like to share with Nigerians. As a student of Life Science with special interest in international politics, this writer was wondering what was going on in 1996 when the British Prince of Wales set out on a visit to one of the poorest countries in Asia – Bangladesh. Shortly afterwards, John Major, the then Prime Minister of Britain with a coterie of team drawn from the business community made yet another visit. I knew something was in the offing. My suspicion was sooner confirmed by a documentary on Bangladesh by The Financial Times. Hooray! Bangladesh has discovered oil and gas on her territory. I gave myself a pat on the back for guessing right that something was brewing in Bangladesh.
This is the philosophy and the strategy of Britain, a country that believes it owned the world. It continues to comb and parade like a hawk all the territories it conquered in the last two centuries to take possession of any known assets or evolving assets in those territories by cunning and by bribery. As happened in Nigeria, the government of Bangladesh, as it develops its oil industry, will be conned, bribed and blackmailed into given massive concessions to British businesses and companies. The contracts these companies will draw up with Bangladesh, if placed under proper intellectual scrutiny will be found to be nothing but a mumbo-jumbo maze of treacherous legal minefields designed to rob the citizen of Bangladesh of their God-given wealth.
Nigeria has gone through the same charade and that is why as at 1998 and after almost fifty years in oil business Nigeria is completely bankrupt. Thanks to the feudal lords, prodigal sons, political gangsters and unconcerned professionals of Nigeria under the disguised employment of Britain. Also, thanks to the brilliant advice and expertise of British industrialists, financial investors, bankers, insurance men, diplomats, and voluntary workers who were the sole contracting-managers of the Nigerian oil industry.
Britain, as the owner of an empire where the sun never sets, is a country born and cultivated by greed, watered by greed, nurtured by greed and bred in greed. The lifeblood of Britain is hate – the hatred of every other being in the universe except self. It is a country since its conception is perpetually primed in war, blood and loot. Henry Kissinger, the ex-Secretary of State to the United States of America, on a recent visit to Britain was quoted as saying, Britain is the only country in the world that desires, enjoys and glorifies in war. Of course we can trust the authenticity of this statement coming from Henry Kissinger who is a master in his own right on this particular trade of war.
However, as a common adage says, whatever goes up must come down, this is the down turn of Great Britain. By the divine timetable, Britain’s time is up. Britain must be told so in case she is unaware of her fate. But as at now, this revelation is meant for the people of Nigeria. It is meant for your consumption, digestion and understanding as every Nigerian gathers his or her moral, spiritual and intellectual sense together for a final showdown with Britain.
This showdown has been long over due. Are you afraid? Please don’t be because The Creator of Heaven and Earth is our Commander-in-Chief. It is a bloodless confrontation. It is principally to use and to turn the legal instruments Britain devised and which she has used all these years to perpetrate evil in the world against her. It is a spiritual and intellectual engagement. Peace and freedom is our aim. Truth and love shall be our weapon.
May The Spirit of truth open your eyes and mind to the truth of this moment. May it kindle in your soul the fire and the desire to seek and to search for the truth of life in all its glory. And may the discovered truth of life set you free from now on and forever.
SAM ABBD ISRAEL
27 July 1999.