Cause of poverty, insecurity in Nigeria

THE rise in the rate of insecurity and poverty level in Nigeria has drawn an antagonistic line between the people in power and their subjects. In this time of chaos and restlessness, an average Nigerian man is taking comfort in these yet to be endorsed national phrases; “Our leaders in power are insensitive to our turmoil. They are less concerned because the disturbing situation faced by the country seems not to affect the rich as it does the poor.”

One of the main reasons why Nigeria is in absolute stagnation and a state of regression is the high rate of child breeding by poor Nigerians. We all know that China is the most populous country in the world and of course, has the most developed and stable economy. This fact might make most of us to think that overpopulation is not a detriment to national growth, but I hope we also know that China gained economic stability as far back as the seventh century when the country’s population was 7million or thereabouts. Industrialisation and population increase are well balanced in China thereby making it less possible for their overpopulation to have negative effects on the individual.

But in a country like Nigeria where development is at a snail pace, it’s not wise enough for the below-average class of people to breed carelessly without any promising plans for financial security. In a situation where the number of people on survival-mode outnumbers the average class, then high crime is a possibility. Do you know that no mission is ever accomplished without the appropriate tools? The evil thought of a wicked man or a government could remain an illusion if only the children of the poor are not there to be used as tools. Hunger is so powerful that it can strip the strongest man off his garment of pride and sensibility.

The unknown terrorists amongst us were the promising young boys whose parents thoughtlessly sent out to go toil and face the blows of life alone. The street teaches nothing but ruthlessness. The wicked man and the government are only commercialising on the tools the poor man is making.


Musa Uhmee Onize

Kogi State


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