Yes, is possible to finally stop Nigerian’s greedy politicians from looting Nigerians’ future for their self-centered gains in just 90 Days. You may wonder how, well my solution is effective, cheap to implement, and self-sustainable. In fact, this ultimate solution is not only guaranteed to end corruption amongst our politicians but also can discourage greedy politicians from ever running for office.
Religion in Nigeria and throughout Africa constitutes an inextricable part of the entire society. As such, political and socio-economic activities are often flavored with religious expressions and rituals. But whilst Africans are steeped in religiosity, corruption amongst African politicians is routine, and in almost all cases, there is no accountability nor any deterrence. Thus poverty and corruption are rife on the continent, in spite of its religious fervor.
Some have argued that Christianity and Islam have contributed to the culture of corruption in Africa, as pastors and other religious leaders developed their own web of exploitation, thus given impetus to poverty and more corruption on the continent.
My ultimate solution draws its strength from pre-colonial Africa. By using the concept of African spirituality and practices as a means of holding corrupt politicians accountable, Africans will be using authentic African solutions for African problems.
So going forward, all Nigerian politicians within the next 90 days will be summoned before our traditional elders to take an oat at every ancestral shrine located at each state and localities. Our senators, ministers, and governors will all be summoned to take this simple but yet most effective oath before our traditional elders and in the presence of God and our ancestors.
This traditional oath-taking ceremony shall henceforth be part of the swearing-in ceremony for any position in Nigeria that involves the administration of public funds.
Presently, police arrest and the Kangaroo court systems have failed and will never deter our greedy Nigerian politicians. The only true oath that demands immediate atonement and has been proven to deter corruption and ill vice in Africa is African spirituality. If this modest proposal is implemented effectively, it will open a new chapter of accountability that will no doubt contribute to moral, socio-political, and economic transformation in Africa.
Now. I can see some Nigerian politicians’ wives trembling because they know that African-ancestral oaths are real, effective, and in most cases does not only punish the thief but its entire family and generations. So I hope that you will put your current religion aside, and let’s adopt for once an African solution to Africa’s problem. In fact, the use of the traditional oath-taking ceremony is not strange in Nigeria. Many cultures and communities in Nigeria use the medium of traditional oaths to deal with criminality in society as evident by the recent King-Oba of Benin’s intervention to stop human trafficking. At this juncture, all options to stop corruption in Nigeria have failed, and it is obvious that this wanton act of corruption is not sustainable. So this simple and most promising solution may just be Africa’s last hope.