The President of Nigeria, Gen. Muhammudu Buhari in his First Inauguration speech written by nairametrics, “I belong to everybody, and I am for nobody”
Today the speech appears a reality. Could he help out the Nigerian Youths in these pains they are been seeing in protest across the world?.
NIGERIANS ALLEGED PAINS: OPINION
The government does not care enough about the killings of his citizens and the poor health of the economy.
Everything in Nigeria today is on its increase but no increase in workers’ salaries. No new jobs for the millions of graduates that have graduated from the higher institution that is enough to attest what they promised Nigerians.
Recently there were increased petroleum products; fuel, diesel, kerosene, or liquified gas, this a government that has promised Nigerians she will reduce the pump price of fuel to N50.
BBC News quotation of prices of fuel increment:
- 18 January 2015 – Sake of crash in the price of crude oil for the International Market, the former minister of petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Allison announce the reduction in the price of Premium Motor Spirit from N97 to N87.
- May 2016, the price of petrol later increase to N145 per litre, the Minister of State for Petroleum, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu said the increase come to balance the different prices wey Nigerians dey pay to buy fuel from the marketers’ sake of fuel scarcity.
- March 2020 – Sake of the crash in crude oil prices for the international market, the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) moves from N145 to about N125 per liter.
- After one month, for the second time in May 2020, the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) announces a new pump price band to between N121.50 to N123.50 per litre for petrol.
Also, there was a higher increase in data and electricity tariffs. We have a president that does not feel for the common citizen. You will increase almost everything, you do not think how the Nigerians will be.
Nigerians are crying and dying every day of hunger. Prices of foods have increased above 400%. For example, a bag of rice that was sold for ten thousand nairas (N10, 000) in October 2012 is now sold for forty-two thousand nairas (N42, 000) in October 2020.
People have fed up with their lives are crying, and protesting that BUHARI MOST GO!
In another reaction, Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai wants to kick its OPERATION CROCODILE SMILE has been declared illegal by Nigeria court with competent jurisdiction following legal actions filed by Mr. Femi Falana and efforts by the Chief of Army Staff to challenge the order by approaching the Court of Appeal met a brick wall.
“ASCAB recalled that the Federal High Court in July this year granted a perpetual injunction restraining the army from such an exercise in Femi Falana SAN v Chief of Army Staff (FHV/L/CS/1939/19.
According to Sahara Report, “Femi Falana was seen said the Lt Gen Tukur Buratai or any of his men risk facing the International Criminal Court in the Hague if any of the protesters was killed.”
He asked the Nigerian Government to withdraw plans to use soldiers to quell the #EndSARS protests rocking major cities across the country.
With the view of the PEACEFUL PROTEST STARTS, MONDAY ACROSS THE FEDERATION might be a litmus test to attest if the BUHARI we see today will truly go! Though President was also seen on social media out to speak to the Nigerians Youth on it.
The government should look for experts of PEACE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION to dialogue for a feeling of lasting peace and economic reformation in Nigeria.
Mediation should start with the Nigerians Youths, the persons who have lost in the #ENDSARS, and tired Nigerians on the seeking to continue in a new brand protest; BUHARI MOST GO.
We are of the opinion that let things move on from an abnormal view of Nigerian society. The fear of tomorrow should actually change to the Real Change the government of today has promised us for more than five years.
According to the Vanguard, quoted the former president Obasanjo:
The statement he titled “Violence Against Protesters in Nigeria: An Appeal for Calm” copy which was made available to newsmen through Obasanjo Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi. Stated, “It is with a heavy heart and deep sense of concern about the ongoing violence, chaos, and unrest in many parts of Nigeria that I make this appeal to the government and people of our dear country, Nigeria, to eschew violence and embrace peace and dialogue in finding solutions to the challenges we face as a country”.
“We are at a critical moment in this crisis and Mr. President must act before it is too late. This time demands leadership and mature leadership at such”.
Source: Admin, an opinion