Nigeria is not a home

Nigeria is not a home
It has taken away my nationality and made me a stranger in my father's house
It has deprived me of my brighter future
No! It can never be a home for any reasonable person.
How can Nigeria be a home when it has killed thousands of her citizens?
I see it as a scam, a lion's den and full of blood soakers
My people have been destroyed for no sin of theirs
To believe that Nigeria is a home is a deception.
How can I believe in one nation when my children are discriminated in their nation?
My children passed their examinations with better grades
yet they are refused admission in the schools of their choice
I refuse to believe in a nation that segregates.
How can Nigeria be a home when the voice of my people have been shut down?
My mother tongue is prohibited in a social gathering
I'm forced to speak a strange and borrowed language
Now, my children find it difficult to interact with me, because the language they speak is different from the one I understand.
How can Nigeria be a home when I can't travel to my home through any comfortable means?
Those in other regions can travel by air, rail, land and water
whereas the railway in my zone is abandoned, airports are shut down, seaports are closed
The roads leading to my father's house are unpaved
Only fear, panic and anxiety accompany me each day.
How can Nigeria be a home when I meet security agents who take bribe before I am allowed to travel to my father's house?
I work for months without a salary
When I speak out and protest, they send their agents to kill me
God is not happy with Nigeria
Nigeria is a problem. I can't identify myself with her.
It is an insult to me to be addressed as a Nigerian
How can I trust the system of leadership that exist there?
I voted for my choice leader and they imposed another on me
When I talk, they say I am tribalistic.
How can Nigeria be my home when they treat us as 5% and 95% is from them?
They sent criminals and terrorists to destroy our churches, our communities and our people
They promote crime of all kinds
Our public funds were shared among themselves.
Nigeria is a disaster and a curse
Whoever created Nigeria knew it was a fraud
Even the word NIGERIA is human deceit, that is why it can't progress
There is no hope to make it a better place.
People run away from me as I identify myself as a Nigerian
God can't bless Nigeria because it is evil
Our leaders have refused to admit this truth because they too are not transparent
Evil happens in the land due to insecurity
Our leaders only come out to address the wailing masses but offer no help.
How can I call Nigeria my home
when people continue to get missing every day and nobody knows their whereabouts?
A country where illiterates are leaders
and intelligent people are used to covering their crime.
Nigeria is hell and everyone knows about it
The leaders shift the blame on people who have no economic power
They brainwash people and convince them to believe in their lies
I maintain my stand, Nigeria will never be a home.
Prisca Onyinye Nwokorie is a  Roman Catholic Nun. She belongs to the religious order of “Oblates of St. Benedict Joseph Labre” in Italy. She is a graduate of the University of Bari where she obtained her Bachelor's and Masters' degrees in “Information and Communication Technologies for the Production of Software” and “Computer Science” respectively. Currently, she is carrying out research work on “E-learning for Developing Countries”.