Middle-Belt: The Bridge of Nigeria’s Unity
Those, who want a country to disintegrate, do not ask for dialogue; no, they don’t need to tell you. All they need do is work to subvert the system – for its eventual collapse.
Middle-Belters want the unity of Nigeria. They fought a bitter Civil War for three years, regrettably killing their fellow citizens, in order to Keep Nigeria One. Therefore, they know the value of dialogue, and are calling for nationwide talks, otherwise known or called Ethnic Nationalities Conference.
The Middle-Belt carries the weight of the North and rested her foot upon the South. We neither want to be crushed by excess weight nor to have the carpet removed from under our feet; which is why we wholeheartedly support the call for a national conference!
Those, who see evil and cry out against it, shall later laugh over it. Those, who see it and keep mute by enjoying it, shall cry later. It is better to cry now and laugh at the end.
“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” Our Vision and the Middle-Belt Region share this belief.
Culled from Our Vision magazine, Vol.3 No.6, August 2001.