HELP; IGNORANCE

DESTROYING NIGERIA, WHAT THE WEST MUST DO

Synopsis of His New Book/Road to Discovery

HELP;

IGNORANCE DESTROYING NIGERIA.

WHAT THE WEST MUST DO.

**TRUTH CANNOT HIDE FOREVER.**

*TRUTH CAN ONLY BE DELAYED***

ARE YOU A NIGERIAN OR AN AFRICAN? ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT THE LEVEL OF UNDERDEVELOPMENT, STEALING OF STATE FUNDS  INSECURITY, CORRUPTION, POVERTY, DO OR DIE POLITICS ETC. IN NIGERIA/AFRICA,  THEN YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK.

Why You Must Read This Book.

The book, titled: Help! Ignorance destroying Nigeria. What the west MUST do. With a subtitle; Why Africa may remain underdeveloped/shit hole of the world, unless….. Was a product of intense research that spanned over four decades. It was written after the research confirmed, without an iota of doubts, and contrary to some opinions that, it is not religion, ethnicity, limitations from God, race, color, failure to restructure, quest for separation of Nigeria,, failure to zone political offices, (where these currently occupy the center stage) etc, that are the FUNDAMENTAL reasons responsible for underdevelopment, high level of stealing of state funds, corruption, poverty etc. in Nigeria/Africa, under Capitalist system. A development that is today, dangerously at variance with what currently obtains all over Europe.

The research revealed that, these climes are held from developing, just as Europe did, under the same system, by a most savage social ideology that their leaders, due to ignorance of the dangers of capitalist system, ignorantly foisted upon their citizens, since independence. A social ideology that today, discourages growth, perpetuates poverty, hence made high level stealing of state funds, insecurity, corruption, do or die politics, resort to religion, ethnicity etc inevitable.

What The Research Exposed/Dangers of capitalist system.

The researchers discovered that, unlike in a socialist dispensation, capitalist system comes with price. The price is that, while a few are smiling to their banks, millions (majority) may not be able to have access to basic necessities of life, i.e. healthcare, education, housing etc because of one reason or the other along this life’s journeys. So the state MUST intervene with deliberate, sustainable state structures (social inclusion, social security system, by whatever name called) and then run such structures SIMULTANEOUSLY with economic visions of capitalist system. The real essence of such structures, that its centerpiece are human capital developments, are not ONLY to address the dangerous gap between the haves and have not’s (a common features of capitalist system) but to ensure that all citizens (rich or poor, with or without a father, mother etc) of access to basic necessities of life,*when the need arises*. Please see chapter one for strategic analysis for Nigeria only.

MISTAKES NIGERIA/AFRICA  MADE ,UNDER CAPITALIST SYSTEM.

The researchers discovered that, those capitalist climes, like Nigeria, that their leaders were ignorant of the dangers of capitalist system and then, failed to articulate such structures nor maintain the existing ones have, without realizing it, IGNORANTLY TAKEN A DECISION THAT, millions of their citizens may never have access to basic education, healthcare etc because they are poor, a development that, exacerbate the growth of poverty, insecurity and by extension impede human capital development.  In the same vein, they also, have IGNORANTLY taken a decision that made it impossible for majority of their workers, key stakeholders that initiate/execute government policies unable to survive on their legitimate income, a development that, exacerbate the growth of unnecessary/avoidable level of stealing of state funds, corruption and by extension impedes infrastructural development.  But most importantly, the review further revealed that, unless state structures are made an integral part of a capitalist clime social ideology, some citizens, on realization that, under this dispensation, that only the rich or those that have money alone, could have access to basic necessities of life, may resort to self help,(survival of the fittest) using any means possible, with devastating economic/social consequences. During the research we observed that some citizens in the quest to get access to their perceived needs, may resorts to use their position, engage in unnecessary/avoidable level of stealing of state funds, corruption, some even call for restructuring/separation of their country etc, and where the population of the capitalist clime are polarized along ethnic, religious lines etc some may resort to these, in order to get access to their perceived benefits.  These, the researchers discovered are not the real FUNDAMENTAL problems holding these climes from developing. These, based on the research, are simply by products of a wrong, most savage social ideology, ignorantly foisted upon their citizens.

WHAT THE RESEARCH CONFIRMED.

The research confirmed that, the real fundamental problem holding Nigeria from developing, just like Europe and other advanced capitalist climes did, under the same system as structural i.e. wrong social ideology. It also confirms that religion, ethnicity, failure to restructure, quest for separatist agenda, agitations, do or die politics etc are simply by products of this most savage, wrong social ideology. THE RESEARCH ALSO CONFIRMED, WITHOUT IOTA, OF DOUBT, THAT THE CALL FOR RESTRUCTURING, SEPARATIST AGENDA, LEVEL OF STEALING OF STATE FUNDS, CORRUPTION ETC would never be at the level it is today, if...... for details please see chapter eight, for the socio/economic fall outs for Nigeria only.     

HOW STATE STRUCTURES CHANGED THE ECONOMIC/SOCIAL DYNAMICS IN EUROPE WHEREAS ABSENCE OF SUCH STRUCTURES REDUCED NIGERIANS/AFRICANS TO MERE CHASERS OF BASIC NECESSITIES OF LIFE.

When citizens of Europe realized that through state structures that they are able to have access to basic and advanced healthcare, education, unemployment benefits, care, own properties, among others, they naturally supported politicians that emphasis improvements in state structures (issue base politics) to solicit for their support as against those politicians that fan the embers of religion, ethnicity etc to do so. The research revealed that, this is one of the major reasons for massive development, low level stealing of state funds, corruption, poverty etc in Europe. TODAY EUROPEAN CITIZENS ONLY SUPPORT POLITICIANS THAT FOCUS ON ISSUE BASE POLITICS TO SEEK FOR SUPPORT.

The situation depicted above, is different in Nigeria and Africa. Based on research, their leaders, due to ignorance of dangers of capitalist system, did not put in place such structures nor were they able to maintain such structures, where such exists. The researchers discovered that, this strategic mistake borne out of ignorance of dangers of capitalist system, is one of the major reasons why millions of Nigeria/African children, are wasting on the streets during school hours, only for their leaders to cry later that insecurity, poverty are over whelming. In the same vein, this strategic oversight is one of the major reasons why Nigerian workers except those that work in oil and gas, central banks etc are unable to live on their legitimate income. Hence some today, transfer their financial frustrations on the same citizens they were paid to serve. During the research we discovered that some resorted to self help of survival of the fittest, in realization that under the current social ideology, that only those that have money alone could have access to basic necessities of life. The research revealed that the absence of state structures in these climes also forced some of their citizens to resort to any means be it their positions, engage in unnecessary/avoidable level of stealing of state funds, corruption etc and considering that these climes populations are polarized along ethnic/religious line, some, including their political office seekers, resort to these, with devastating economic/social consequences. Unfortunately, these climes may remain underdeveloped/shithole of the world until their leaders plan invest in their greatest asset (human Capital) through state structures.

GREATEST BENEFITS OF DELIBERATE, SUSTAINABLE STATE STRUCTURES.

When Nigeria citizens realize that through state structures (an almost self financing system) that they, their children and generations yet unborn, could have access to basic and advance healthcare, education, own properties, receive unemployment benefits etc then, they would naturally support the politicians that use improvements in the state structures (issue base politics) to solicit for support, as against those that fan the embers of religion, ethnicity, tribe etc to do so, just as is the case all over Europe today. A process that not only would enhance massive development but most importantly, ensure peace, unity, and economic progress in a multi religious, ethnic, tribal, cultural society. Please see chapter 2 for the real import/meaning of state structures.

What is clear from the research/common sense analysis.

What is clear from the research is that, with a social ideology that has no answers to millions of Nigerians/African citizens that have no access to basic necessities of life, because they are poor, hence today, hawk/waste on the streets during school hours then, the foundations for unnecessary/ avoidable level of poverty, insecurity, among others, were laid in Nigeria/Africa. In the same vein, with a social ideology that made it almost impossible for majority of Nigerian/African workers, key stakeholders that initiate/execute government policies, unable to survive on their legitimate income, despite increases in their salary/wages over the years, then, the foundation for unnecessary/avoidable level of stealing of state funds, corruption etc leading to under development was laid in Nigeria/Africa. But most importantly, a social ideology that today, made resort to self help (survival of the fittest), religion, ethnicity etc inevitable. Hence made enthronement of issue based politics impossible, with devastating economic/social consequences for these climes. Unfortunately, it is this type of social ideology that is ignorantly being practiced in most African nations that is hindering developments in Africa.  FORTUNATELY, THESE DEVELOPMENTS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RELIGION, ETHNICITY, AND FAILURE TO RESTRUCTURE NIGERIA, AMONG OTHERS. THESE DEVELOPMENTS ARE SIMPLY BY PRODUCTS OF MOST SAVAGE SOCIAL IDEOLOGY. Please see chapter one for the strategic analysis for NIGERIA ONLY.

THE GREAT DISCONNECTION/MOMENT OF TRUTH.

As the research revealed, some of the consequences of not making state structures an integral part of a capitalist clime (like Nigeria) social ideology is that, millions of their citizens would never be able to have access to basic necessities because they are poor, with its attendant socio-economic consequences. But most importantly, majority of their key stakeholders (workers) that initiate/execute state policies would never be able to survive on their legitimate income hence some transfer their financial frustrations on their job, using any means possible. A scenario that its socio-economic consequences are better imagined than felt. The development in Nigeria/Africa today, borne out of ignorance of dangers of capitalist system, were referred by the researchers as GREAT DISCONNECTION or near animal kingdom version of capitalist system, a recipe for economic policy failures/social instability. That Nigeria’s sordid economic/social performance, under capitalist system was caused by a wrong social ideology is simply to state the obvious.

NEAR ANIMAL KINGDOM VERSION OF CAPITALIST SYSTEM.

The researchers opine that those capitalist climes (like Nigeria) that their leaders, ignorantly failed to articulate/maintain the existing state structures are running what researchers refer to as near animal kingdom version of capitalist system, a recipe for economic policy failures/social instability. Yes, when animals struggle for food, they use their claws, teeth, brute force, intimidations etc, to gain access. That, unfortunately, is WHAT IS GOING IN NIGERIA/AFRICA, UNDER PURE CAPITALIST SYSTEM. UNTIL THESE CLIMES PLAN AND INCORPORATE SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEMS IN THEIR SOCIAL IDEOLOGY, THE STATUS QUO MAY REMAIN.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that if Nigeria leaders WERE AWARE of dangers of capitalist system and had articulated deliberate, sustainable state structures (social inclusion) and then DRIVE such structures simultaneously with economic visions of capitalist system then, no Nigerian child would be on the streets hawking/wasting away, during school hours hence, the level of poverty, insecurity, and by extension lack of human capital development, would never be at the level it is today? And In the same vein, millions of Nigeria workers (majority) now unable to survive on their legitimate income, would have been able to do so, as is the case all over Europe today?  Hence, the level of poverty, stealing of state funds, corruption etc would NEVER be at the level it is today. Find out why. Did you also know that, the failure of Nigeria/Africa’s leaders to make state deliberate structures an integral part of their social ideology, since independence, is one of the major reasons why these climes constantly resort to religion, ethnicity, tribe etc to elect their political leaders instead of issue based politics. Hence, the underdevelopment, high level of stealing of state funds, corruption, poverty, do or die politics etc that are now a common feature in these climes? Find out how deliberate state structures changed the economic/social dynamics in Europe, among others..

Did you know that if the Nigeria/Africa’s politicians had met the right state structures that assured all citizens of access to basic necessities of life, through state structures that, they would never resort to religion, ethnicity etc to solicit for electorate support, but rather use improvement in state structures (issue based politics) to solicit for electorate support, as is currently the case all over Europe? That this would have translated to more development for Nigeria/Africa, is to state the facts as it is. Find out how and why.

MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION.

Yes, if Nigeria is not progressing as expected, under capitalist system, why are other climes in Africa not doing well too?  The research revealed that all the indices that aid under development, high level stealing of state funds, insecurity,  corruption,  poverty etc are synonymous in all African climes and none could be considered as an advance country when compared with other climes in Europe, under the same system.  So, it is not therefore, correct that the FUNDAMENTAL problems holding Nigeria and other climes in Africa, from taking its pride of place in the comity of nations are failure to restructure, rotation of political offices, quest for separatism, religion, ethnicity, limitations from God, among others. Something else is definitely the REAL fundamental problem and these are what the research revealed.  “There is nothing in the world today more dangerous than sincere ignorance” Martin Luther King jnr.

LITMUS TEST SAYS IT ALL.

Drop a poor child in UK (Europe) and drop another child in Nigeria (Africa) and then come back in twenty five years time. There is possibility that the child dropped in Europe may turn out to be the doctor or  scientist etc. that their nation desperately needed, while the child dropped in Africa may turn out to be one of the uneducated youths hawking/wasting on the streets of Africa, during school hours, unless God intervenes.

Did you know that, it was through deliberate state structures, that uses several working concepts, such as social security tax, mortgages, insurance, loans, grants, credit system, plus massive investment in housing, food security, transportation etc to ensure availability/affordability, that made it possible for the poor child dropped in Europe to move to the next level of his/her life, whereas,  lack of such structures/inability to maintain such structures, made it impossible for the child dropped in Nigeria (Africa) to move to the next level of his/her life. It has nothing to do with religion, ethnicity etc

Find out how a wrong, most savage social ideology reduced many Nigerians/Africans to mere chasers of basic necessities of life, thus killing the spirit of research/innovations, the key to technological breakthrough and nation building. Find out what Europe did differently and why.

RESTRUCTURING, SEPARATIST AGENDA OR DELIBERATE STATE STRUCTURES (SOCIAL INCLUSION). WHICH WAY NIGERIA?

Is our polarization along religious, ethnic, tribal lines  one of the major reasons for calling for restructuring and separation of Nigeria? Researchers fear about all these developments, currently occupying the center stage of our discourse is that, no region in Nigeria is free from religious, ethnic, tribal sentiments. The fear of domination along these lines, may still rear its ugly head whether we restructure or separate this country. A case in point is South Sudan that is today, still battling with ethnic, power sharing, and management of oil resources, among others.   Did you know that even if Nigeria restructure, separate along ethnic and religious lines, that issues of domination along these lines, may still be a problem? Only functional state structures would address these issues. Please see chapter 8 for the way forward for Nigeria and by extension all African climes.

RESEARCH CONCLUSIONS/MOMENT OF BITTER TRUTH.

The bitter but honest truth is that without deliberate, sustainable state structures, an almost self financing system, Nigeria have ignorantly taken a decision that made it impossible for millions of its citizens, especially children, unable to have access to basic necessities of life because they are poor. In the same vein, Nigeria have ignorantly taken a decision that made it impossible for majority of her workers, key stakeholders that initiate /execute government policies, unable to survive on their legitimate income, despite increases in their salary and wages over the years. Thus, triggering avoidable resort to self help of survival of the fittest, using any means possible, with dire economic and social consequences. The truth again, is that, if Nigeria had, since independence, put in place deliberate, sustainable state structures (social inclusion) in all the thirty six states including federal capital territory and had run such structures simultaneously with economic visions of capitalist system, just as is the case all over Europe today then, millions of our citizens, especially children, now hawking and wasting on the streets during school hours, would have used such structures to move to the next level of their lives. In the same vein, majority of workers in Nigeria, now unable to survive on their legitimate income, despite increases in their salary/wages over the years, would have been able to do so, as is the case all over Europe. But most importantly, all other anomalies would have been resolved for good, as politicians and leaders  naturally resort to improvements in state structures and issue based politics, as is the case all over Europe, instead of fanning the embers of religion and ethnicity. Unfortunately, until Nigeria makes state structures an integral part of their social ideology, the level of underdevelopment, stealing of state funds, corruption, poverty, and do or die politics  may never change, while her unity, peace, progress etc may remain difficult to achieve in a multi racial, religious, ethnic society.

 THESE RESEARCH CONCLUSIONS CONFIRMED, WITHOUT AN IOTA OF DOUBTS THAT RELIGION, ETHNICITY, FAILURE TO RESTRUCTURE ETC ARE NOT THE FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEMS HOLDING NIGERIA AND INDEED ALL OTHER AFRICAN CLIMES FROM TAKING ITS PRIDE OF PLACE IN THE COMITY OF NATIONS. THESE CLIMES BASED ON RESEARCH ARE SIMPLY VICTIMS OF WRONG SOCIAL IDEOLOGY THAT, OVER THE YEARS FAILED TO ADDRESS THE DANGERS INHERENT IN A CAPITALIST SYSTEM.

FALL OUTS FROM THE RESEARCH

On social stability includes but not limited to the following:*What Nigeria and by extension all African climes must do to ensure that majority of its workers could survive on their legitimate income, in order to reduce the level of stealing of state funds, corruption and by extension enhance human capital development. But most importantly, ensure that workers do not vent their financial frustrations on the citizens they were paid to serve.

*What Nigeria must do to ensure that millions of its citizens (especially future productive workforce) now hawking/wasting on the streets during school hours could have access to basic education, among others? Hence reduce the level of poverty, insecurity and by extension enhance human capital development.

*How to ensure peace, progress, unity and most importantly, enthrone issue based politics, among others, in a multi racial, religious, ethnic, tribal society. WHY BREAK UP MAY NOT BE THE BEST OPTION. PLEASE SEE CHAPTER EIGHT FOR DETAILS.

ON THE ECONOMY

The need to stop refining of crude oil abroad as Nigeria loses not only foreign exchange but also thirteen derivatives from processing her crude oil abroad, the dangers of privatization etc. Population a force Nigeria must use positively, among others. NO CAPITALIST NATION CAN SURVIVE CONSTANT INCREASE OF THE PRICES OF ESSENTIAL GOODS BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR UNLESS THERE ARE STATE STRUCTURES TO CUSHION THE EFFECT OF THESE. Unfortunately, continuous withholding of such increases or either resort to subsidy, grants etc is not an option any sensible government would continue for a longtime, without paying dearly for such. Find out how.

Other Issues Addressed In The Book.

*So you want to be President of Nigeria? Do you know that your tribe alone cannot make you the Nigerian President? Have you read the constitution?*Why Africa may remain underdeveloped /shithole of the world, unless…*The dangers of vote buying.*Yes, people from minority ethnic, tribal etc groups can become the President of Nigeria if………among others.

WAY FORWARD FOR NIGERIA

Did you know that if there were state structures in the thirty six states plus federal capital territory and also****………that Nigerians would have progressed beyond the current status quo? Please see chapter eight for what researchers refer as socio/economic actions Nigeria and by extension, all African climes MUST take (even as presently constituted) to ensure peace, unity, progress etc, especially in a multi religious, ethnic, tribal society. What the researchers are advising Nigeria to do is simple. Address the fundamental problems exposed by the research. The truth is that, if Nigeria had done so, since independence, then, millions of Nigerians hawking/wasting on the streets during school hours would have had access to basic education, as is the case all over Europe. In the same vein, majority of Nigeria workers now unable to survive on their legitimate income, despite increases in their salary/wages would have been able to do so. But most importantly, the politicians would have resorted to issue base politics instead of fanning the embers of religion, ethnicity, a scenario that would have enhanced massive development, ensure low level of stealing of state funds, insecurity, corruption, poverty ,among others.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR  MR. ERIC Olie is a retired public servant. He is a fellow of the Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, among others. Mr. Olie’s other books include : Moving from the 3rd world to 1st, effective strategies to alleviate corruption/poverty in Africa . Another titled; Africa caught in the web of capitalism. His latest book is so revealing as it exposed the hidden dangers of pure capitalist system, which Nigeria and many African countries subscribe to. Mr. Eric Olie can be reached on the following telephone numbers 08037006533 and 08067818374. Website www.ericolie.com.ng  Email ericoile@yahoo.com