“We came here, boasting that we won’t owe salaries; we weren’t owing. We were even paying arrears. But now, it is disheartening, we owe salaries.” — Rotimi Akeredolu
What is disheartening is the hearing of the voice of an Executive Governor of a State Government lamenting about lack of money and his inability to pay the wages and salaries of the State employees.
When this type of scenario of penury happened to the Sovereign in a State, it shows glaringly that there is a lack of understanding about the vast array of potentialities in political power, principles and practices of governance.
The core principle that guides the operation of any Government is that the Governor/Premier is the custodian of the sovereign power that is derived from the collective Will and Sovereign Rights of all the individual citizens in the State.
Hence, with this degree of sovereign power, the creation of money and a commonwealth through the management of both the human and natural resources of the State should be a bonus and not an hindrance for the wise and competent statesman.
However, this is where my disheartenment with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu comes from: The Governor is a learned legal practitioner and he ought to have realised before now that the peculiar positions of State Governors in Nigeria, as designed and contained in the forged Constitution of Nigeria, is that of a toothless bulldog in every respect.
He ought to have known before presenting himself to contest for the office of Executive Governor in the State that by the design of the fraudulent Constitution of Nigeria, the enabling political autonomy that ought to accompany the sovereign power of the State Government to create or to generate the resources needed for the management of a State, has been deliberately denied to the occupant of the State House.
If Governor Akeredolu didn’t know about the illegality of the fraudulent Constitution of Nigeria as a former President of the Nigeria Bar Association of Nigeria, as a practising Senior Advocate of Nigeria, and as a Managing Partner in a prestigious law firm, then, Who else ought to know in the polity so as to mobilise the indigenous people to fight and to correct the fundamental contradictions and the inconsistencies of the Nigeria State?
This is why the trenchant cry for the RESTRUCTURING or the DISSOLUTION of Nigeria has to be intensified.
Unfortunately, the calibre of people in the comfortable social class, to which Governor Rotimi Akeredolu belongs, who should have known better over the many years they’ve served in high-profile public positions about this important and critical matters, have failed to see or have callously ignored the debilitating damages the ill-fated political and economic structures are causing the vast majority of the indigenous people across the country.
It is an understatement to say that the political and economic systems that was deliberately put in place in Nigeria since 1966 and particularly more so since 1999, seem to have been designed to paralyse and to impoverish, irrevocably, the political, cultural, economic, and psychological well being of the indigenous people of Nigeria.
By the visible debilitating socioeconomic and political outcomes that the ill-fated political and economic structures have so far produced in the past 60 years, it seems to have unforgivably prepared and set up the indigenous people of Nigeria for easy picking by a migrant Alien Force and militiamen that are currently terrorising the indigenous nations of Nigeria.
So we shall advice Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to stop moaning in our ears and to speedily join hands and minds with the courageous patriots who are clamouring for a fundamental reversal of all the malevolent structures, policies and programmes that were designed and put in place to “Never allow them [us] to have control over their [our] future”.
In The Spirit of Truth
SAM ABBD ISRAEL
Whenever we are discussing the unprecedented life of agony and suffering of the indigenous people of Nigeria, we must never fail to remember the remarkable policy statements of one of the founding fathers of Nigeria, Ahmadu Bello, the Saudana of Sokoto:
“The new nation called Nigeria should be an estate of our great grandfather Uthman Dan Fodio.
We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power.
We must use the minorities in the North as willing tools and the South as a conquered territory and
Never allow them to rule over us and
Never allow them to have control over their future”.Ahmadu Bello, the Saudana of Sokoto, Parrot Newspaper, October 12, 1960,