Dr. Louis Brown Ogbeifun

Accredited Mediator | Certified Professional Manager and Trainer in Workplace Conflicts


Crisis on the Horizon: A Nation at the Crossroads of Economic Struggle and Societal Unrest

When food prices soar to the extent that people are selling their properties or some of their children to buy food to stay alive, that nation should worry. When inflation keeps rising, which could be so high as to propel the wealthiest middle class to skip meals, withdraw children from private to public schools, and sell properties to meet family needs, that nation should have cause to worry.

When many of the poor and the vulnerable cannot feed for days, and the only way to find food is to rag the rich for daily bread, we all have reasons to fear what comes next. What we have currently is the ragging through begging. We see them in churches, mosques, motor parks, markets, malls, and roadsides. They could soon graduate from subtle begging to forceful and violent give-me-or-die enterprise without arms that the nation needs to worry about.

Recently, there has been an upsurge in breaking into worship centers at night to steal valuables. The only things usually spared are those carrying the imprinted names of the churches visited. It becomes serious when thieves brazenly shift their focus from homes to churches without fearing God. If people no longer fear God, who would they worry?

One of the things that should be crushed in the way of China, Malaysia, and Japan is corruption. The next to be killed is election manipulations, making it impossible for the people to freely elect their leaders. 2023 to 2027 is so crucial for Nigeria to reinvent itself through a complete rebuilding of our paradigms, values, motivations, and choices to support the upliftment of at least 80% of people in absolute multidimensional poverty above the poverty line.

Otherwise, we should be ready for something abnormal. What it is, I do not know. Will God intervene? Only those with spiritual third eyes can discern that. Grace and peace!!!