The intellectual emptiness of One Nigeria apologists
For those that readily dismiss the sanctity and importance of distinct ethnic and cultural uniqueness of the various groups conscripted to make up One Nigeria and advocate instead that dissolution of these divergent cultures into one cauldron of diversity are guilty of intellectual dishonesty. This flawed and misleading line of argument used to justify the continued subjugation of millions of people is what is holding back meaningful human development in Nigeria that gave rise to the daily spectacle of bloodbath that has horrified the world.
Such coerced unity advocated by the pseudo-intellectual class does not occur by mere momentary emotional wishful thinking as they preach. Peoples with distinct and unique cultural/religious differences do not have to be forced into the same geo-political space in order to make them relate cordially or love one another.
Staying apart does not make people enemies of one another, rather forcing them into a choking space will create tensions and inevitable conflicts. Increasingly around the world people are waking up to the reality inherent in every intelligent being that people must first be free before they attain their full potential as a people.
The gallant people of South Sudan have demonstrated that the preservation of lives and well being of the human constituents of a state is more valuable than the preservation of the empty prestige of belonging to the largest country in Africa. They have shown that freedom, security and ethnic cohesion should be preferred over and above big sizes such as being the most populous country in black Africa.
There is no prestige in such titles when the bloated population have to rummage through refuse heaps side by side with animals in search of food to eat.
When people live in harmony through shared value system, culture, language and tradition, thye invariably enjoy a life of common interest, harmony with minimal friction. This was the condition that obtained in Biafraland where Igbo, Efik, Idoma, Ijaw, Itshekiri and Urhobo people lived side by side in harmony with common Biafran ancestry.
There is no future in Nigeria and each day the country exists people will die, many more will be injured and maimed. It is time to put the collective misery of all animals in this zoo called Nigeria to an end that dignity may return so we can be worthy to be called human beings again. As long as Nigeria remains, everybody within it, regardless of your paper qualification, title or standing in society is a mere wild animal caged in a zoo.