Nigeria: Bridging the Gulf Between Wealth and Need.



In Nigeria, my beloved nation, a country brimming with riches, a glaring divide persists between abundance and deprivation.

This dichotomy is most pronounced during the holy month of Ramadan, where fasting unveils the stark reality of dependency on government assistance, and palliatives from well meaning individuals, particularly in the North.

Throughout Ramadan, fasting from dawn till dusk is a spiritual obligation for Muslims. However, for many in Nigeria, it also serves as a harsh reminder of their economic plight.

With limited resources and soaring prices, the less fortunate turn to palliatives provided to sustain themselves through the month.

Fortunately, during this month of Ramadan, some politicians have demonstrated the spirit of humanity by helping people with food and various essentials to sustain themselves.

They leverage their political influence to access resources and share them generously, akin to using a Caterpillar shovel to scoop from the pot of democratic dividends and distributing them with teaspoonful alike. Their gesture is commendable and greatly appreciated.

Beyond the confines of Ramadan, Nigeria grapples with the relentless scourge of inflation, exacerbating the hardships faced by its populace. The ever-rising cost of living pushes essential goods out of reach for many, forcing them into a cycle of perpetual struggle. Inflation is not merely a statistic; it’s a tangible force that amplifies the daily challenges of survival for millions across the country.

Meanwhile, in the corridors of power, a different reality unfolds. Here, the elite navigate a world insulated from the harsh realities gripping the nation. Shielded by wealth and privilege, they remain untouched by the economic turmoil faced by their fellow citizens. The disparity between the opulent lifestyles of the powerful and the daily struggles of the masses serves as a poignant reminder of the entrenched inequalities plaguing Nigerian society.

This is a narrative which is as old as time, where the pursuit of power and wealth comes at the expense of societal well-being.

In Nigeria, bridging the gulf between wealth and need is an imperative for societal progress. While the country boasts abundant resources, true prosperity remains elusive for many.