Since Nigeria on Fire was completed, there have been some important developments in the political arena. One of which is the successful completion of the local governments and state governments elections. This singular achievement of the present Unitary (Federal?) Military Government might give some false sense of security to the enemies of the people of Nigeria. They could be saying in their minds or even loudly, what next? Since, as it were, it seems that the fears expressed by this writer and others on the impossibility of election has been thrown back at his face. No, dear friend, you have just missed the point.
The cancer of Nigeria is brewed and quartered at the national level. If left to their own devices, the local governments and the state governments would have no problem at holding their own and doing very well. It is the central government of Nigeria that has bastardised the whole social, political and economic lives of the country.
The corrupt practices observed at the local and state levels emanated from the central level. The lack of trust, the paralysing phobia of insecurity and the intense insensitivity to the feelings of others that have become the lot of every Nigerian was created and transported by the central government.
The central government is the inhuman and satanic equation in the problems of Nigeria. This writer sincerely believes that unless this particular level of government is done away with for good, the mass of the good people presently occupying this geographical space labelled and called Nigeria, shall have no peace.
The conclusion of this book is that there is a need for SAP, not the Structural Adjustment Programme of the World Bank but The Spiritual Adjustment Programme designed by The Creator of Heaven and Earth specifically for Nigeria.
This writer has tried as much as humanly possible, even though sometimes in very strong and uncompromising language, to re-educate Nigerians on the truth of life; to enlighten Nigerians on the evils of the self-serving interests of all our institutions – religion, government, economic, politics and civil society; and to alert Nigerians that there is a new way – The Way of Truth.
The Way of Truth found in knowledge painstakingly taught by every creation in the universe. The truth of the power, love and mercy of The Creator does not belong specifically or exclusively to a particular human organisation, race, sex, language, culture, custom, etc. It is found in each of them and in everything yet unknown as well.
This book is inviting all Nigerians to an all-important spiritual phenomenon aimed at re-inventing the human nature on earth. All sages and pseudo-sages have agreed in words and in deeds that the human nature is the only barrier between us and perfection or paradise. In essence the human nature is the great evil on our planet earth.
The book you have just read is admonishing you and pleading with you in order for you to understand the genesis of our suffering and to give you courage to rise to the challenges of this age. Our great challenge as we move into the New Millennium is to excise the all-consuming poison of the human nature for good in our lives and on our planet. Towards this goal, there is a need for you to undergo a spiritual adjustment therapy of perception, of knowledge, of value, of belief and of faith in the mercy, love, and power of The Creator.
This is the SAP this writer is talking about not the con artist SAP of the economic tricksters of The World Bank and The International Monetary Fund. This true SAP is at the arms-length of every Nigerian. But you’ve got to work at it, search for it, seek it out and ask for it with everything you’ve got in your life – in short with your dear life nothing more and nothing less.
But how and what must you do to qualify and to pass the examination of this Great SAP? Nothing much but a genuine desire to be free and to be free indeed from the bondage of fear that has held you down for ages. The desire of your heart is known only to The Creator and as soon as this important seed of desire – to submit your life to the Will of The Creator – is allowed to enter your heart The Creator of Heaven and Earth who sees the heart will take over from there and shall complete the work of your re-birth and awakening.
What is this Will of The Creator? Very simple, it is ‘To Love Your Neighbours (and Your Enemies) as Yourself’. This is the only Law, The Creator of Heaven and Earth has given to you. It is as simple as that. Or, do you think the burden of this law is too much for you to bear? Then, think about the draconian decrees the prodigal sons have placed on you this past 38 years and afterwards you can be the judge as to who is the Fair or the Unfair – The Creator of Heaven and Earth or The Prodigal Sons?
Now let us go back to the political developments in Nigeria. The necessary institutions have now been put in place for the beginning of the revolution or re-orientation of Nigerians from a state of living dead to a state of living alive. To all the new councillors of local government councils, new members of the state assemblies and the new Governors of states, please accept my congratulations.
This writer will like to let you know that there is none of you who won this election who should not have won. The Creator of Heaven and Earth have painstakingly chosen each of you among all the men in your locality to lead a very important movement of truth. You are all worthy of the posts elected.
You will remember that Sani Abacha sacked all the levels of government unjustly. The Creator has re-addressed the situation but in case another episode similar to Abacha’s do occur, will you at this time around quietly like sheep leave your posts? This time, if there is a need for it, The Lord of the Universe is calling on you that you have no other choice but to stand on the principle of truth and fair play in the defence of the Assembly of the People with the last drop of blood in your body.
The people of Nigeria in spite of all the broken promises of the past still believe they can trust you lot – the political gangsters. You must not disappoint them this time around. You are going to fight the true fight of your life to establish a true democracy in your local government and states. Again, remember The Creator chose you and the people of your state have since affirmed this by the massive support they gave you at the election polls. Your Job Schedule is well cut out and this writer believes The Spirit of Truth will teach and guide each of you to do only what is right for the people of these nations.
Let us therefore jointly, both the elected people and the general public put our faith in the power and the force that holds this universe together. Nigerians are a people of great faith. In spite of the anti-God and anti-people institutions through which you all approach your God, The Creator has seen that majority of Nigerians are sincere in their faith. As a result, your conniving and deceitful ‘spiritual leaders’ who have set themselves up as the altar men and women collecting sacrifices not imposed on you by your God and thereby causing the innocents to stumble, shall be blown away like dews even in our eyes. From now on every faithful Nigerian shall have a direct and an unimpaired link to The Creator of Heaven and Earth.
The writer will like to disclose some general weaknesses he has as a Nigerian in order to help others who will like to get on board this Millennium Movement. I am a very greedy person, just like everybody else in Nigeria, but my greed is directed solely towards the acquisition of knowledge. I love to know. It is the only motive force of my existence. I am also aware of my strong temperament to fight against all forms of injustice but again, even though not a coward, but surely a patient stalker. I never get into a fight I know I will not win. As soon as Heaven opened my eyes to the true fight of Nigeria, I could not help myself but to sign on.
Dear friends, the battle for the soul of Nigeria has started and you (all The-Spirit-of-Truth-led Nigerians) are hereby invited to please wade in and let us make this battle a fight onto glory. Let me assure you, we can never fail because the Author of our life is leading this battle and is covering our back as well. This is the only fight of your life you will be forever happy that you have joined in without being forcefully conscripted by any ungodly earthly leader.
Please remember it is a bloodless, ‘machine-gun-less’, ‘bullet-less’, ‘bomb-less’ and ‘tank-less’ war. It will not require any of the stupid technology the wicked powers of this world have devised for war of man against man. Ours is a war of peace and love. It is both a spiritual and intellectual war. It is a war of true deliverance and total freedom. It is a war against self. It is a war designed to destroy and reconstruct the incorrigible, insatiable and irrepressible human nature.
Dear friends, until you have won this battle against self you have no business fighting for the liberation of other Nigerians.
May you all who agree to join this movement on behalf of the people of Nigeria have a glorious battle of peace and love. And may the Honour and Glory of our successes be given only to The Almighty Creator of Heaven and Earth.
SAM ABBD ISRAEL.
29 January, 1999.