Every Nigerian has a freedom of speech and these days, everyone is utilising that freedom. Have you noticed we are all angry? Everyone has something to complain about irrespective of race, religion or status in the society. It’s actually amazing you know, sometimes I think this is what unifies us as a nation; our mutual anger at everything and everyone.
Tell me why should I be left out? I have absolutely no reason to be isolated and watching on the sidelines while everyone participates shamelessly in this venting spree. I have no reason to control myself, contain my tendencies and sit still while everyone else around me loses their minds over things they cannot change. Today, I will vent as well.
While people may complain about light, water, infrastructure; the usual, my problem with Nigeria (and Nigerians) at first sight may appear somewhat irrelevant in comparison to the rest of yours, but I promise you it is not. It is actually a problem I believe to be beautifully concealed but may pose the greatest threat to our nation as a whole. Please do not ignore.
My problem, my dear Nigerians is this. I am appalled, and greatly perturbed at the fact that the common Nigerian cannot walk into a convenience store or market (whichever your choice) make a purchase of any type and quantity of goods, make payment in cash and receive clean change!
Yes! This is my problem and it has bothered me for so long but I seem to be the only one concerned and paying attention. My brothers and sisters, I have prayed about this, I have asked myself so many questions, gone online to do my research and I will lay some of my fears to you.
Could this be a hidden agenda by the government? One of the very many we have already accused them of in further trying to enslave and deprive us citizens of ALL our rights? What message is being passed across to the average Nigerian? Is the next generation being raised never again to see crisp, clean Naira notes? And the most important question of all; where in God’s name did all the clean Naira notes disappear to? Has the CBN stopped printing them clean?
Please do not shrug this off. I believe that this issue should be treated with utmost urgency before all other trivial issues (light, water, infrastructure). Perhaps, once we find a solution to this, everything else would suddenly fall into place. Do what you have to do to get this message out to as many as you can. Whatsapp broadcasts, social media platforms, and all other media should be employed to get this treated as soon as possible. Thank you.
– Esther Ubong-Abasi