By Sadam Abubakar Soba
Bad government and the lack of good leadership have been a significant concern in Nigeria. Specifically, the rampant banditry cases, kidnapping and other social vices surge are primarily attributed to the leaders’ fault. However, when we ponder deeply, we will realize that in most cases, the said security threats and other aspects are due to our collective faults.
It’s a tradition of the uncreated creator of Allah (SWT) to bestow authority to a particular member of a large society. Meanwhile, no angel shall be sent from heaven to serve a position of power to humankind society. Therefore, we have to prepare the leaders who should serve us justly within ourselves.
Parents who condone and regard the triviality of their children’s wrongdoing should stop it. In the old days, a neighbour could correct other neighbours’ children’s mistakes and receive commendation from the father of the disobeyed child. Unfortunately, the reverse is absolutely the case today. Children are allowed to be trained by the spoilt environment, the degenerate peer, and the western and local irresponsible media. Can we expect decent children from such an unorganized system??
Most youths of the present day but rare possessed the qualities of our forefathers. We lack courage, confidence, patience, venturesome to mention but few. Our excelled business tycoon did not wake up rich just a day; it takes a great deal of hard work and patience to amass wealth.
Up to date, our patriots get their reputations and continued prayers from living human beings because of their selfless service to humanity. Are we doing the same today?? Most bandits, kidnappers, and those who indulge in raping destroying the chastity of young girls and boys are not alien or transported from the outside world. They are the product of society, killing the same community.
Lawlessness, vandalism, and inappropriate usage of government infrastructure have been the day’s order. Of course, people would complain of the bad road causing accidents. But, as soon as good roads are constructed, overspeeding and reckless driving would cause more accidents.
People would complain of lack of Justice. Howbeit, they are not proponents of the reign of Justice in society. Go to villages and some urban areas and see how older people treat their young ones. This spread across every part of societal settings that make the whole day, weeks, months and even a year.
Let’s all go back to our senses, embrace our responsibility, practice the righteous deeds enshrined in our religion, do the needful, stop cursing leaders, and let’s all correct our mistakes.
Sadam Abubakar Soba wrote from Coventry, United Kingdom, via email@example.com.