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LEGACY

 

The people of my generation are tired.

They are tired of being harassed, extorted,

kidnapped, molested and killed by SARS.


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We are tired of listening to politicians pay lip service,

To improving the health and education sector,

While they and their families travel abroad to treat headaches.

Moreover, their kid’s school abroad,

So how could they be concerned with ASUU?

Indeed, we’re tired of travelling on the deathtrap we call roads,

While our leaders fly around in private jets.


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And how about the epileptic power supply?

Sadly, this has become a forgone issue.

We can only thank God for Power Generators,

But would they allow us to buy fuel in peace?

Absolutely not! They keep frustrating our lives,

with constant hikes in fuel price.

 

The protests you see today are a product of bone-deep exhaustion.

The people of my generation are fighting with what is left of our strength.

We are prepared to lay down our lives so that our children will have the chance to be leaders of tomorrow.

This is a historic moment for Nigeria.

I am proud of my generation.

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Obiamaka Angela Udevi

Udevi, Obiamaka Angela holds a Master of Arts degree in History & International Studies. She's a freelance writer with a passion for food and healthy living. She can be contacted through her email address, obiudevi@yahoo.com

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