You think the government cannot go any lower and they decide that they have to keep digging. Everytime something drastic happens, I say “this is an all time low” but in less then three days, they dig and bring out new parts of evil that we didn’t know existed.
June has been here for less than a week, we have been told that corpers will likely be recruited for war, we hardly got over that one when the minister of information woke up and decided that we had to suffer the consequences of having a tweet made by the president deleted by twitter because of a very obvious violation.
It’s crazy how, one moment, you have your source of income and entertainment at hand and the next moment, a minister can take it from you unlawfully because his ego and the ego of his paymaster is bruised. Nothing makes sense and I know because I and many other have felt helpless for the past forty eight hours.
It might look like it’s not going to touch everybody but it already is and if it hasn’t gotten to you, it probably will because first they’ll ban twitter, then they’ll move to other social media networks and before we know it, we’ll be back to writing in our diaries because at least, they cannot see that one to take from us. Remember that right now, the prices of food and other basic amenities have skyrocketed and this is causing the ones who cannot afford basic food to rob the ones who can because God forbid you have it better than they do.
The land is insecure, people are being robbed, kidnapped and brutalized in every part of the country but the government would rather focus on banning twitter in Nigeria because how dare the people that elected him into office hold him accountable. Worse still, there are people still defending this administration with their whole being simply because they’re being paid to and sadly, there’s nothing anyone can do about it.
I have lost every form of hope of redemption for this country having spent my late teens and early twenties living in fear and hoping that I don’t die by the hands of this country. My sixteen year old self would be so disappointed in the fact that at twenty-three, I have settled for being introverted against my will because I have been pushed to but I hope she’d understand.
I do hope that God hasn’t closed our case file and given up on us because it’s starting to look like we’re on our own in this hell.
I’m exhausted from being Nigerian.