As part of the agenda of the inauguration ceremony, there was a creative spoken word rendition about the need to rescue the rural areas from poverty and hunger by Xrenegade_1 (Aniakor Chijindu Amen by birth).
You can listen to the audio:
Spirits of development
Hands of fortune
Come and straighten my back old and bent
Help me dance to civilization’s tune
Why do you evade me?
Why do you pass over my door post?
Why do you not invite me to your rallies?
Why do you leave misfortune and illiteracy to choke my throats?
Spirits of urbanization
Whenever I eat my food
I instantly fall ill
My water is never good
And yet you continue to drill
You drill and drill me
To give your cars my resources to drink
You power your generators and yet I have no electricity
Your yachts and luxury ships float while I sink
Spirits of technology
You cut down my trees
To ensure the continuity of your newspapers
Yet my children do not write down my pleas
For they not know what to do with a pen and paper
Spirits of the modern world
Hear my voice crying out
Listen to my badly formed words
My dying culture cries aloud
My young and old
Suffer from what you call Malaria
Prevent and cure I ask noble and bold
Help my people, your people for we are one Nigeria
Oohhh! Great spirits
Arise to my cause
Abolish ignorant tradition’s limits
Make my villages the cause for applause
Hearken to my cries
For I grow weaker….. Save me now before I die
© Xrenegade_1, 2019
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