Read Poem: The Nigeria Factor: And It’s In Dependence, by Akinsola Oladayo

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A hundred and five years since amalgamation but still play the blame game
In dependence!

Fifty nine years since independence but it seems like retrogression
In dependence!

With absolute decadence in democracy and abuse in the rule of law
In dependence!

Governed by the hiding vices of Neo-colonialism and external influence
In dependence!

Clouded by the guise of gullibility, and corrupted by the decays of corruption
In dependence!

Divided by limitations of religion and tribalism
In dependence!

Clouded by the covers of nepotism and favouritism
In depende

With freedom of speech being silenced by the voice of dictatorship
In dependence!

But we lied, when we cried and said the labour of our heros shall not pass

We disobeyed the call and failed to arise as compatriots when we politically abused the privilege to serve

Our actions betray our words when we claim “one nation bound in freedom”

We lied when…

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