A critic of the ruling government, Reno Omokri has reacted to the performance of Team Nigeria so far in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, saying what the West African Nation usually take undisputed gold medal from in debt, governmental corruption, terrorism, extreme poverty, disrespect for civil rights and religious extremism.
Lamenting on Nigeria’s performance at the tournament so far, Omokri, who is the former media aide to Ex-president Goodluck Jonathan wondered why Nigeria is behind technologically and also behind athletically.
He took to his social media page to say Nigeria is giving the black world a bad name. Read his full statement below.
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Australia has 25 million people and has won 30 medals at #Tokyo2020. Nigeria has 205 million people, and we have won 0 medals. Even San Marino, a nation with only 33,000 people, has won 2 medals. How can we be behind technologically and also behind athletically? Then where is our strength? Is it in people like Abba Kyari and Hushpuppi? Let us face it, we are heading in a very wrong direction and it is time to question if Nigeria is really working. We are giving the Black world a bad name. If it is debt, governmental corruption, terrorism, extreme poverty, disrespect for civil rights, and religious extremism, we appear to have the undisputed Gold Medal. Other nations have well-educated leaders, while we are led by a man whose highest certificate is a WAEC certificate (and even that is doubtful). No wonder Buhari said, “You can’t succeed outside your educational qualification”. How right he was. How very right he was!