Saturday, November 07, 2009

My revealing South African experience

Here's an interesting letter recently submitted to a Nigerian newspaper. The writer has recently visited SA and is stunned at the level of infrastructure there. His interpretation of the reasons appears to be frank and without any hidden agenda. It kind of reminds me of a quote by Carl Sagan: When you make the finding yourself - even if you're the last person on Earth to see the light - you'll never forget it.

I have re-typed the article verbatim but you can click on the picture itself to enlarge to a new window.

On Thursday night of October 1st 2009 the national chairman of our great party chief Bisi Akande, the Lagos state Chairman of the party in Lagos Chief Dele Ajounale, his wife the representative of the Governor and my humble self left for South Africa to inaugurate the charter of our party. Business finished on Saturday 2 and 3 of October 2009 in both Pretoria and Johannesburg, we had Sunday October 4 to look around.

It was my first to SA and what I saw stunned me into disbelief. Am I in Africa or Europe? Am I in America? Is this another Singapore? Could this be true? Where was Nigeria when SA was putting all these structures in place? If the white man did all these in SA why were the Nelson Mandelas of this world complaining? If South Africans got their independence on a platter of gold the way Nigeria got hers in 1960, would there have been all these structures I am seeing here today?

Impossible! Impossible !! Impossible!!! From what I saw on ground in SA, it looks as if all the companies and industries all over the world are physically present here. Ah! Nigeria has been left behind. South Africa is the potential and undisputable leader in Africa. Thanks to white South Africans.

I came to the unhappy conclusion that the mosquitoes that drove the whites away from Nigeria in 1960 did a colossal and unmitigated damage to Nigeria. I again asked myself these questions: How many black Africans did the whites kill before surrendering power to them few years back? How many Nigerians have been killed by Nigerian Leaders since they took power from the whites in 1960? Let us compare the figures. I am sure the supreme prize South Africans paid to have the South Africa I see today will be so infinitesimal compared with what our leaders have killed to remain in power in Nigeria I see today.

What I am saying is that if God had allowed the whites to tarry for at least 30 years more in Nigeria, we would have been better for it, Mandela survived 27 years in prison because the white man was a better person. He could not have survived ten years in prison in Nigeria.

My conclusion after seeing what I saw in SA is that the whites left Nigeria in a hurry, and that is why we are suffering today. Had the whites tarried in Nigeria , Nigeria would have been like SA today. I want the whites back in Nigeria!

1 Opinion(s):

Anonymous said...

Very noble but our savage blacks won't want the whites in a position of power ever again as we "opressed" them. Let's see what the ANC masters are going to do to these same people (and are presently doing I might add). But, then I suppose it's more palatable to them if it's their own blacks doing it to them, even if it's so much worse than the whites would ever do.