Why are most Nigerians so gullible though?
I was on twitter the other day only to see that one of the trending topics in Nigeria was about Nigerians dragging the president on twitter about unfulfilled promises.
Apparently, some people were really waiting on the new Government to start paying unemployment grants in Nigeria. Like that would work in Nigeria, especially in just 6 months of him assuming office? I was just imagining what fulfilling such a promise would entail. Let's assume that the present government was able to find ways to generate enough income to accommodate that, how would the money be allocated such that it is able to reach those people that were really unemployed and needed it?
How would these unemployed people be checked to meet the criteria in the first place? So many questions to be asked before even thinking about such an intervention in Nigeria. Imagine that as structured as the public service seems, we are still dealing with diversion of funds for illegal purposes and complaints of ghost workers, talk more of trying to define and identify people as being unemployed. Good luck with that!
Some of those promises were just not feasible for me but most Nigerians chose to wallow in them. Well, if you actually voted GMB because you wanted him to actually make $1 to be the equivalent of N1 then you just had a hard lesson, didn't you?
There are things GMB will be outstanding for if he is given some time, but trust me it will not be bringing the value of Naira to be on par with the dollar. He can take a shot at narrowing the wide lacuna, but closing it totally? C'mon guys! Did anyone actually fall for that?
I know it is wrong for people to make promises they cannot fulfil. I mean it is outright lawless, but I am not sure he was expecting anyone to ask him about it in just 6 months. I am beginning to love this generation of Nigerians. See how youths were online speaking their minds with no holds barred. If only most of us can actually work harder against allowing ourselves to be swindled easily. I know it is not easy. Be like me, whenever someone says something that sounds too good to be true, process it in your head and consider the odds before you swallow it hook, line and sinker.
So what do you guys think, does the president need more time or is it just what it looks like? hehehehe I am laughing so hard now. "Sai baba!"
In moments like these, I see hope for the generations to come. At least they can learn from our many mistakes. Can't they? :)