A significant mess will be waiting for the next president.
In a metaphorical sense, there are three major incapacitating diseases plaguing the country.
Leprosy, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS are all included within one body.
The brain is blind to the pain experienced by the extremities in leprosy, a condition that affects the sensory nerve system.
Because the feedback system is under attack by corruption, wickedness, and immorality, the presidency, which stands in for the brain, is not getting the whole picture of the suffering at the grassroots level and the crushing poverty that is shattering the masses.
When a person has diabetes, their bodies create an excessive amount of sugar, but it doesn’t enter the tissues for metabolism and is instead left in the bloodstream, where it can damage important organs.
With HIV, the defense system is so weak that a small band of petty criminals could wipe out the country and put it to an end.
The future president should be knowledgeable and surrounded by wise men, not a “garagara” with an impetuous nature who seeks the approval of sentimental citizens.
He needs to move swiftly and cautiously.
He must focus his attention and energies inward rather than outwardly.
I am aware that many of our issues are related to foreign concerns, but regional issues also need to be addressed regionally.
The President needs to exercise caution around the dishonest clergy.
Similar to mosquitoes, they feed on every system without offering any values other than to further polarize the country along religious lines.
I can’t see a country dealing with insurgencies left, right, and center and the clergy just folding their arms without trying to mediate a settlement.
Instead, they are actively promoting religious division.
The insurgency in Zamfara State was recently the subject of a BBC Africa Eye documentary and daily Trust documentaries, which uncovered the ethnic and tribal undertones as the true origin of the decade-long mayhem the North Western region is currently experiencing.
Both sides of the split participated in the atrocities, but sadly, the outside world only perceives one side as guilty. As a result, the government acted in accordance with this line of reasoning, escalating the conflict and implementing the incorrect strategies for resolving intercommunal disputes.
A bigger insurgency will undoubtedly occur if the future President pursues the same path and believes that the current administration was simply treating criminals with kid gloves.
The battle against Boko Haram in the North-East has lasted almost 12 years, and their commander was only murdered in a fight between factions, not by our military intervention.
And today, thankfully, a lot of Boko Haram fighters are giving up due to the actual efforts of reconciliation and rehabilitation made by the federal and state governments, as shown by action rather than talk.
Sadly, this irritates some people, especially the privileged, who see it as encouraging criminals.
Anything less than total annihilation of them is unacceptable to them.
It is dishonest to compare them to the Indigenous People of Biafra, who have not repented and are not prepared for reconciliation.
However, politicians must manage that.
The nation needs a true nationalist who will take action, even if they disagree with the “false” corporate entities who are Dracula-sucking the country dry. The economy is in such turmoil.
Not the sort of useless but harmful initiatives we’ve seen in the past, but rather well-researched economic measures that will enhance per capita income while also growing the Gross Domestic Product.
The middle-class income strata in Nigeria today are all but gone.
Either you’re terribly impoverished or very wealthy.
To reflect the security issues the country is experiencing, security needs a thorough reform.
The country requires a national guard, county and state police, and forest rangers who are primarily drawn from the forest’s inhabitants.
No Nigerian should be excluded from involvement in development and nation-building.
Strong educational reform is required for the country.
There should be no child left behind.
Most Nigerians should have access to education by ten years, at which point the country will achieve enormous heights.
All of what has been spoken will be lost without education.
The nation cannot continue to wait for the next President to pick up the necessary skills since he will not be dealing with beginner-level issues.
He should be prepared from the start, much like a sprinter is when the whistle blows.
Nigeria cannot be effectively governed by a sectional or regional politician; rather, it needs a leader with universal appeal.
May Allah repair the divisions and bad leadership that have plagued our country.