In 2012, the population of people in Central African Republic was put at 4.52 million.
Give or take, no matter how they have multiplied since then, it’s fair to say that right now, their population is around 5 million people.
Today Central African Republic (CAR) has been thrown into turmoil since Seleka rebels launched attacks a year ago and forced President Francois Bozize to flee in March 2013.
A transitional government has since been entrusted with restoring peace and paving the way for democratic elections, but armed clashes have erupted again.
Last month, Christians and Muslims launched reprisal attacks against each other in and around Bangui, worsening situations.
News everywhere is that about 2.2 million people are displaced in the country and need help.
Now can you imagine a country of 5 million people, where 2.5 million are now displaced due to war and violence?
That’s almost half of the country’s population and by the time they get their acts and politics together, believe me, they would never be the same again.
Bring That to Nigeria
Nigeria is a population of about 160 million people.
Imagine that this violence that our poli-thiefcians and ignorant youths are drumming for erupts today.
Imagine half of the population been displaced. Imagine 80 something million people displaced and hopeless in our Nigeria due to violence.
How do you think the world will be?
Where are we going to run to?
Peace is Better than War For Us Here in Nigeria
Nothing could be farther from the truth.
I have said it many many times, our politicians are playing mind games with us.
Can you imagine that we are still in 2014 and everything in their plan right now is about 2015 election?
We are not in their plans and the earlier we wake up and accept that reality the better.
Politicians are after themselves, their own welfare, contracts, businesses, children, nothing else. Other things they are saying are mere talk.
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The Nigerian Project
Recently we launched a project urging all Nigerians to spend 1 minute a day and pray for Nigeria.
This year 2014 is very strategic in our life as a nation.
Not just that we have become 100 years since the amalgamation, the number 100 implies of age. It means when something is fully mature
So you see, beyond the physical razmatazz, this country have come of age and can either become a blessing or a curse
Whatever it becomes, we still have the time. We can still do something today, while there is time.
At least, we can pray for just one minute a day for this country and if we all do that genuinely God may have mercy and visit us with a true change or progress that we deserve.
Will you pray or go to war? It’s in your hand.