The other side of nature- Anisere Akinade
Nature they said is beautiful and it’s unarguably so because it is void of human contributions to its genuine creation. The flowers, the colorful skies, rainfall, snowfalls, the ocean, the Sahara desert, the birds, moon, stars, sun and many other appealing views around us have been a major contributor to the elegance of the world, but from another realistic perspective, nature has other sides which have become a serious concern to man as its existence is very much life threatening.
Over the years, the world have been experiencing some happenings which is beyond man control and scientists have done very little to take care of it, not because they don’t intend to do more, but because very obviously they do not have the adequate technological apparatus or spiritual knowledge on how to avert these natural phenomenon, so we can say that scientists have in this regards disappoint us. The continuous occurrence of volcanic eruption, tornado, land slide, hurricane, flood, earthquake and so on, around the globe have taken more lives than some major terrorists attack have done in recent years. It was reported sometime ago in 2018 by the United Nations that an equivalent number of six million persons have lost their lives to natural disaster and this have raised important questions around the world.
While some people see this occurrence as a sign of end time, some persons do not subscribe to this view. The government of the affected nations usually lament of spending too much in curbing this issue, particularly Asian countries. They often time run into National debt and it usually take the interference of the United States or other concerned organizations for them to come out of it. Although, African countries do not experience extreme disaster as hurricane, volcanic eruption, tornado and so on but are often challenged with overflow of water bodies or flood due to unreasonable man’s action and other factors. One of these countries is “Nigeria”. Every year, thousands of lives and properties are displaced and the Nigerian government are less concerned about this. Just last year, it was reported that over three thousands Nigerians drown in an extreme flood situation and this have raised concerns amongst the surviving residents of the affected area. People are only advised to relocate, but the question is, where will these persons relocate to?. The Nigeria government should be able to make provisions for housing for victims of natural disaster all over the country instead of putting blames on them for their choice of settlement. The other side of nature is really indeed an unfavorable phenomenon.