Why the delay? Nigeria is due for revolution.

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Truth be told, I’d thought I would be the first to make such a bold headline in an article format and in exactly the way it is right now. Never a time I felt a twitch signal in my bones that it would come from a government official let alone the Speaker, House of Representative, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal. I think it’s more like Mr President waking up one morning and calling for a riot.

He didn’t just stop at embossing the ground breaking headline but went further to buttress his point by saying,

The most compelling reasons for revolution throughout the ages were injustice, crushing poverty, marginalisation, rampant corruption, lawlessness, joblessness, and general disaffection with the ruling elite. You will agree with me that these describe conditions in our nation now, to a very large degree.” In continuation he said, “That these conditions exist is well known to all persons in authority but the results of these successive efforts have failed to yield the desired results. This therefore is the justification for the radical change from the present approach to a revolutionary one.

But I understand his strategy, what he plans to achieve with his antics, public drop off of the pity card and being in support of the suffering masses. Because the truth is, he’s not! For one thing though, if I’d understand clearly his message, he has successfully helped Nigerians, those who never saw it in this light, to understand that the government of the day DOESN’T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING. They lack ideas in what to do, how to do it and when to do it. And because of this, the people suffer. One thing they have full idea on what to do, how to do it, and when exactly to do it, is corruption.

Now for the fact that the Speaker, House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, made such a public statement in this manner, doesn’t mean he’s innocent of the faults. He’s one of them; he still receives a very fat salary that matches not his work loads, lives in mansion and fat government allowance to housing, health, welfare etc. He spoke of them like an outsider but he has been there, making laws that don’t support the people, the ordinary people of Nigeria. He’s one of them, let’s not get that all mixed up.

On the issue at hand, the inevitable revolution. The big reason why Nigeria has not undergone revolution even with the glaring evidences of triumphing negativity on ground is because WE FEAR so much. Nobody wants to die for the fight of making Nigeria better, we prefer to talk it out than fight it out and if history serves me right, “talking it out” is a thing that never works in Nigeria, or rather with Nigerian leaders.

Nigeria is too big and too important to be destroyed. She’s too rich to be allowed to keep wasting and falling tin in the eyes of the world. The Europe, Asia, South America, North America and other continents of the world are struggling to enter into Nigeria and tap from the unending huge resources that she has. If nothing is done today regarding most of the abnormally that we see on daily basis, the country Nigeria may one day be referred to as “WAS”.

 

This is my opinion!

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