Nigeria At 61: See What Maladministration has Done To Sports!

By Daily Sports on October 4, 2021

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Nigeria attained 61 years of nationhood last week Friday and honestly there is nothing to cheer for.

You must have listened to the “much awaited” Presidential Broadcast presented by head of government every October 1, by Muhammad Buhari.

The annual ritual of this year’s October 1 was not different than rehearsal. In short, it was predictable broadcast that addressed nothing. Your President failed parallel to address squarely the unprecedented killings in the country that has assumed frightening dimension of late.

As expected, the call by both Houses of the National Assembly that whatever name the importers of these killers of Nigerians have given to them be declared terrorists again fell on deaf ears as the so called national address never captured that very vital area.

Again, Buhari gave them VIP treatment by given them sacred cow which they have been allotted since now.

What he covers it up with is his often wild goose chase of unsubstantiated allegation that an unnamed National Assembly member is one of the sponsors of the present unbearable life where senseless killings by his bandits have melted out horror and anguish to the citizenry thereby diverting attention from vital issues of everyday killings and kidnappings around the country.

This is the situation and on-the-spot report of Buhari/APC government, including the obvious loopholes in the Presidential Address on October 1.

It remains bleak future for the country as the tenure of this clueless President Muhammadu Buhari led All Progressives Congress (APC) government. 

To be honest with you, Nigerians have seen hell under this government and questions on everyone’s lips are Buhari; when will these pains end?

One must point out that the President’s national broadcast in October 1, was watery and held no hope for the citizenry. No ground breaking revelations that would nip the everyday worsening insecurity situation in the country.

Nigeria is doomed as Buhari’s national address failed woefully to address issues than the exercise in fertility he presented to wary and hungry ridden Nigerians that was his address.  I just gave the hopelessness and helplessness that is the present Nigeria situation.

However, in the years of my journalism practice, newsrooms ensure depth X-rays are beamed on all sectors of the economy which highlights the major and ground breaking achievements of both critical sectors including newspaper editorials and objective analysis that used to adore our various newspapers and magazines pages when the centre was holding in October 1 but today’s ethnicity journalism has rubbished whatever inroads then.

As Nigeria brooks in sports sub sector, it is woeful and free failure all the way. 

Nigerian sports in all facets remain sorry one.  The charade that have characterised the entire Nigerian sports should be imagined than described.

There is no sports that can readily raise its head and beat its chest and say hurry.

To be honest with you, sports unfortunately went down flat in this regime of Sunday Dare, Sports Minister and in general under badly managed APC federal government. Truth must be told without any let or hindrance that Sunday Dare like his masters controlling the resources of this country at the centre have not but sadly mismanaged the economy also involved in borrowing spree which they share to themselves.

Without any prejudice one cannot vividly point out to any sector that is spared. All are bleeding profusely; to them nothing bad is happening. Now sports that have served as buffer is currently down the valley. Sunday Dare has been amassing much money he will use to prosecute his 2023 governorship primary on the platform of APC in Oyo State. Little or no attention is being paid to sports development and even preparations for championships.

The abysmal outing in Tokyo Japan Olympics, down word performance of the Super Eagles in short, all national teams. Our athletes are not faring better both home based and foreign. At 61, it has been a tale of nothingness and the beat goes on unabated.

At 61 who will first point at what to hold on in the past six years of Buhari regime in sports? Nothing is working. It is the lot of Nigeria and her government.

Before the curtain is drawn this week one would not fail to drum into the ears of the remaining three teams bearing Nigerian flag in CAF Club Championships. Rivers United, Enyimba International and Bayelsa United. For Rivers it is a daunting task ahead. However it is not a hill the team cannot determinably climb. What is required is the team’s spirited cohesion, focus, concentration.

Same goes to the other two representatives. Bayelsa United as green horn in the remodeled CAF second tie competition must redouble their efforts that will see them through and far in the championship. It is no mean task ahead.

One must point out here that Enyimba team as an oldie in the terrain must not take anything for granted as any such move would hit the team like thunderbolt. Great that Finidi George has resumed fully and would soon have his first baptism of fire.

The ex-international who has been formally introduced to the Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu with his son Kevin sounds optimistic and need to start off the whole lot on bright note in order to justify the confidence the Enyimba fans reposed in him.

It is great performance we wish our remaining ambassadors as they confront their opponents in the CAF club competitions.

Our social media handles are open 247 link up and join the upbeat train. Keep shooting hard until next week, the struggle continues!!

Source Daily Sports

Posted October 4, 2021


 

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