The Nigeria space is fraught with corruption of various shades that has endangered the lives of worthy citizens. Unemployed youths in their thousands have attempted suicidal migration just in search of greener pasture; civil servants suffer endlessly while a few leaders greedily exhaust the national sake. This paper delved into the psychological torture and insecurity that corrupt leadership hand down to her citizens as seen in the text “Naked Soles”, a poetic scribbling by Adeoti Gbemisola. This paper also focused on the disillusionment of Nigerian citizens who shortly after colonization replaced the euphoria of independence with feelings of disappointment and hopelessness. The paper relies on postcolonial and psychoanalytical theory. The paper found that psychological insecurity is the most dangerous of the different shades of insecurity that is much talked about.
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