The VISION of Uthman Dan Fodio.

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The first 100 days of Buhari should by now have erased all doubts about the intent of the born-to-rule – complete domination. Need we be reminded that the born-to-rule belongs to the smallest ethnic nationality, are not indigenous to the area, bring ZERO or ZILCH to the table and yet have the gull to seek to dictate who eats or who starves.
If the modus operandi of the born-to-rule in the ’British Birthed Abomination’ and failed state Nigeria has not changed since 1960 or for the past 56 years, if the flawed negotiated results of the National Conference under Goodluck that sought to bring some semblance of fairness have been consigned to the garbage dump by the born-to-rule, only those who do not wish the ethnic nationalities that make up Nigeria well would continue to embrace the fantasy, ‘one Nigeria’ – but then, it will be up to each ethnic nationality to choose its path forward; remain as slaves or embrace freedom.
 
Freedom, what type of freedom
 
Freedom, no matter how large or small the ethnic nationality you belong to, to grow at your own pace; freedom to control 100% of your political space; freedom to control 100% of your resources; freedom to control 100% of your boundaries; freedom to govern yourself; freedom to speak for yourself; etc.
 
Let us consider what Biafra, even with all its faults, sought to do with these freedoms.
 
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, the Nigerian Odyssey of Ndigbo, their journey from slavery, through colonialism to Independence – their journey through crisis to crisis, into war, their journey out of war into crisis again has been a route-march through the fields of Golgotha. Today Ndigbo are plying their trade everywhere in Nigeria. We are bent but are most certainly not broken. We are bent because we are, to a large extent, devitalised and our presence in every aspect of Nigerian life understated. We are not broken because we have hope, we have intellect and we have energy. I believe that one of the biggest problems which Nigeria has to face derives from Nigeria’s inability to absorb Ndigbo. This problem is not new, the whiteman never could either. The war has come and gone but we remember with pride and hope the three heady years when we had the opportunity to demonstrate what Nigeria could have been even before 1970. In the three years of war, necessity gave birth to invention. During those three years, knowledge, in one heroic bound, we leapt across the great chasm that separates knowledge from know-how. We built bombs, we built rockets, we designed and built our own delivery systems. We guided our rockets, we guided them far, we guided them accurately. For three years blockaded without hope of imports, we maintained engines, machines and technical equipment. We maintained all our vehicles. The state extracted and refined petrol, individuals refined petrol in their back gardens. We built and maintained our airports, maintained them under heavy bombardment. Despite the heavy bombardment, we recovered so quickly after each raid that we were able to maintain the record for the busiest Airport on the continent of Africa. We spoke to the world….[and the world]spoke back to us. We built armoured cars and tanks. We modified aircraft from trainer to fighters, from passenger aircraft to bombers. In three years of freedom we had broken the technological barriers. In three years we became the most civilised, the most technologically advanced black people on earth. We spun nylon yarn, we developed seeds for food and medicines. At the end of the war this pocket of Nigerian civilisation was systematically destroyed, dismantled, scattered. What a great pity – this was a beginning of a truly Black risurgimento. The men who achieved this breakthrough – where are they?”
Why each ethnic nationality must speak for itself?
 
In 1960, we accepted an incongruous package of Federalism – a Federalism in which one federating unit was designed to surpass the other units put together in every aspect except in the production of wealth. Federalism became for some the philosophy which would guarantee them first a share, then the lever for control and finally the right to acquire the resource which they lacked. For others Federalism became the debilitating philosophy which ensured the continued haemorrhage of their precious resources. For some the Federal Republic became an unbounded opportunity whilst to others it was a crippling disaster. We hold these truths to be self-evident [about….these] two federating units.
We know the past, slavery under the born-to-rule in the ‘British Birthed Abomination’ and failed state Nigeria; we have seen a glimmer of the future, Biafra; the choice now is up to each ethnic nationality!
 
It is important that we be reminded that there are trillions of dollars involved. Any individual who thinks the regressive coalition of the born-to-rule and their British enablers will take this with hands folded better do a rethink.
 
What we face – The VISION of Uthman Dan Fodio
 
Below is a quote from the write-up, “Before ISIS or ISIL was Nigeria ‘British Birthed Born-to-rule’ Terrorists” by this writer that brings into focus the seriousness and implications of the ‘Vision’ to the ethnic nationalities that make up West Africa and beyond, especially Nigeria.
 
“The world is finally catching up to the 1914 machinations of the colonial masters of Nigeria as the British government went about to engineer and help create the incubator of what has now evolved to ISIL or ISIS.  Yes, Nigeria was one of the many testing grounds, an abominable attempt to continue its pillage and looting of Nigeria; a successful attempt that rubbished what could have been an African miracle – the imposition of a retrogressive group of born-to-rule terrorists who perverted Islam while using it as a means of subjugation against the ethnic nationalities that make up Nigeria.
 
Obviously, the born-to-rule dogged embrace of the current totally undemocratic polity biased in their favor, a deliberately imposed form, many thanks to the British government; and their refusal to allow or support the restructuring of Nigeria to equitably reflect the recognition of all nationalities (many in the North) as part of the polity will continue as the undoing of both their plot and that of their partner in crime, the British government. That they still labor under the false impression and misconception that they can seize power by intimidation, anarchy and mayhem or through the barrel of a gun is not surprising. Neither surprising is their belief in the outdated strategy of their Spiritual leader, the Sarduana of Sokoto, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello (1909-1966), the belief that Nigeria is their conquered territory to do with as they see fit; leading, of course, to the continuing total, unchallenged and unquestioned domination, pillaging and looting of Nigeria.
 
“The new nation called Nigeria should be an estate of our great grandfather Uthman Dan Fodio. We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power. We use the minorities in the North as willing tools and the South as a conquered territory and never allow them to rule over us and never allow them to have control over their future”.

Parrot Newspaper, 12th October, 1960, recalled by Tribune, 13th November, 2002.
 
The above irrational belief is traceable to the vision, below, of their priest Fodio, of which the British government were well aware of even as they were determined to use it as a weapon against the ungrateful Nigeria ethnic nationalities especially the uppity Igbo.
 
In this apparition Fodie was informed that the whole of that beautiful country around them, with all its populous towns and countless villages, belonged to the believers in the prophet, to wit the Phula; and that it was Fodie’s divine commission, with the help of the faithful, to wrest all those flowery plains, fruitful hill, and those lovely valleys, from the hand of the Kafirs, and then to bring all the Kafirs into subjection to the Islam, and to devote to the sword everyone who refused to believe.”
 
West African Countries and Peoples
James Africanus Horton (1868)”
 
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