Sunday, 20 October 2013
How far will your Government go to save you?
Watching how the US Government immediately released resources to save the life of one of its citizens got me thinking a lot. I asked myself if it was possible for any African government to react the way the US Government did. I am by no means comparing the resources available to the US to say a country like Nigeria, but I am just wondering if the Nigerian government would try their possible best to save the life of just one citizen. There have even been a lot of situations reported over the years, where the citizens have to beg the government for help but to no avail.
So I ask myself, what exactly is the job of our leaders if we cannot count on them to protect us when faced with such situations. Are they there to only rule us? I hope and pray that there will come a time when the welfare of every single citizen is the topmost priority of our government.