you know,
very candidly,
this thing folks call vision is not a gift that everyone everywhere has.

it i.e vision
is also not a gift that every member of any given generation has

i.e
vision is not a gift that every member of every generation has.

and it does seem that
vision may in fact escape .. or elude .. certain generations.

by vision may elude / escape a generation i mean that
it is possible for a member of one generation to have a vision
and
for members of younger generations not to have that particular vision at all.

for example,
Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe,
Owelle of Onitsha, erst-while ceremonial? President of Nigeria
may have

Dr. Nnamdi Benjamin Azikiwe, President, Republic of Nigeria 1960 – 1966. journalist, founder and publisher of newspapers in different parts of Nigeria, author, orator, entrepreneur, educationist, founder of secondary schools in different parts of Nigeria, active force behind the building of Universities in different parts of Nigeria, politician, statesman. in later life the Owelle of Onitsha fondly known in Africa and in the world beyond including Britain, Europe, USA, the Carribeans, the Americas, etc as Zik of Africa.

a vision of Pan-African-ism

Dr. Nnamdi Benjamin Azikiwe, President, Republic of Nigeria 1960 – 1966

by which all Black Africa will essentially see themselves as the same peoples


and any Negro / Black person from anywhere in
Negro-land Africa / Negro Africa / Black Africa
can participate in opportunities available
in any part of
Negro-land Africa / Negro Africa / Black Africa

Map of Africa

without fear of the folks native to there acting against him/her because he/she
hails/comes from a different tribe
and/or
hails from a different part of Black Africa.  

πŸ”΄ the Nigeria folks expulsion from Ghana in the 1960s
πŸ”΄ the Ghana folks expulsion from Nigeria in 1980?
πŸ”΄ the Hutu tribe versus Tutsi tribe killings in Rwanda
πŸ”΄ the inter-tribal confrontations? that tend to frequently? throw up now and again in Nigeria
πŸ”΄ the Negro on Negro i.e Black on Black Xenophobia Killings in the Republic of Southern Africa,
πŸ”΄ etc, πŸ”΄ etc, πŸ”΄ etc

map of AFRICA showing Negro Africa i.e Negroland Africa i.e Black Africa i.e Sub-Sahara Desert Africa i.e Sub-Saharan Africa in green colour

seem to sort of show classically that while

🟩 Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe
and some of his peers then e.g
🟩 Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia

Kenneth Kaunda. President of the Republic of Zambia. 1964 to 1991

🟩 Leopold Senghor of Senegal ( la Negritude philosophy )

Leopold Senghor. President of Senegal. 1960 to 1980

🟩 Patrice Lumumba of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Patrice Lumumba. Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. June 1960 – September 1960

🟩 Julius Nyerere of Tanzania

Julius Nyerere. Prime Minister of Tangayinka. 1961 – 1962. President of Tangayinka. 1963 – 1964. President of Tanzania. 1964 – 1985.

🟩 Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya

Jomo Kenyatta. Prime Minister of Kenya. 1963 – 1964. President of Kenya. 1964 – 1978.

may have believed in
a compatriot-hood among all Negroes / Blacks in Africa

some ( many? ) members of
their own? generations?
and of
younger generations than their own
did not believe in such compatriot-hood
and
demonstrated this visibly in actions that spoke much louder than words.

in any case,
on the issue of vision,
one distinctly remembers the view of
some Engineers of the Nigerian Railway Corporation ( NRC )
who averred as far back in the day as

this is a Screen-Shot of stuff at Wikipedia on the internet about the Nigerian Railway Corporation
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1976 .. 1977
i.e
( 2022 – 1976 ) = 46 years ago
and
( 2022 – 1977) = 45 years ago

that
long before that year 1976 ( or was it ? 1977 ? )
Nigeria should have built additional Rail Lines
upon the essential Railway Structure put in place
essentially by the British Colonial Administration of Nigeria

a map of Nigeria

to the result that
βœ… all capital cities of all the states of Nigeria are linked to the Railway Grid
βœ… all major commercial cities in each state are linked to the Railway Grid in that state  

one net benefit of this
in addition to
opening up / enhancing economic activities in each state
is that
it would reduce pressure

πŸ›‘ on motor-way i.e road traffic
πŸ›‘ on motor-way i.e road transportation

🟒 within the states with active Rail Tracks
i.e
it would reduce the density and volume of
intra-state road traffic and intra-state road transportation
within the states with active Rail Tracks

and
🟒 between the states with active Rail Tracks
i.e
it would reduce the density and volume of
inter-state road traffic and intra-state road transportation
between the states with active Rail Tracks.

there would also be the additional value-added benefit that,
for example,

it would be possible to commute
from
βœ… any state capital in Nigeria
βœ… any major commercial city in Nigeria
to
βœ… any other state capital anywhere in Nigeria
βœ… any other major commercial city anywhere in Nigeria
by Rail.

that was 45 years ago.
or
was it 46 years ago ?

so, tell me, today February 2022
i.e 45 years later / 46 years later
is it possible to travel by Rail
from Awka, capital of Anambra State
to say Owerri, capital of Imo State ?

map of Nigeria showing the states in the South East(ern) Geo-Political cum Administrative Zone of Nigeria

is it possible to travel by Rail
from Awka, capital of Anambra State
to say Umuahia, capital of Abia State ?

a Map of Nigeria showing the states in the South East(ern) Geo-Political cum Administrative Zone of Nigeria
Gigi Torres a.k.a Blah Gigi
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this is a Screen-Shot of stuff on the internet about the Nigerian Railway Corporation
Maria Gjieli
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this is a Screen-Shot of stuff on the internet about the Nigerian Railway Corporation
Gigi Torres a.k.a Blah Gigi
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Maria Gjieli

so much for vision ………
so much for good vision for Nigeria ………

anyway,
the beauty of beautiful ladies tends to sort of always uplift the human soul.

so from soul-depressing? realities to more soul-uplifting issues.

for some reason,
ladies tend to look very beautiful on the Rail Tracks.

for some reason,
ladies tend to look very beautiful in the Railway(s) Environment.

so,
tell me,
🟒 which babe slayed them most in/on the Rail Tracks ?
🟒 which babe slayed them most in/on the Rail Lines ?
🟒 which babe slayed them most in/on the Rail Environment ?

 did πŸ†Gigi Torres a.k.a Blah GigiπŸ† slay them most ?

did πŸ†Maria GjieliπŸ† slay them most ?


 

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