”And when this house shall fall, it shall fall on the good and evil alike”
(Youth shot dead in occupynigeria protest in Ilorin,Nigeria on 03/01/2012)
Young Nigerians be not deceived, revolution is not for the faint-hearted and are almost always paid for in blood. To withdraw without result is the worst failing of those who start out in protest and as already these protests have been bloodied it will be too late to stop now.
Please however do not have it all rosied in your minds as the stuff of reformers is of steel.
The President’s timing no doubt is wrong but the policy itself has immense merit. As I stated before he should have reformed his government first and showed the people he is serious about equality and sacrifice by first cutting graft and waste in his government.
Mr. President in a country so diverse you should never unify your enemies at the wrong time. Nigerians are angry.They are a beleaguered people faced by insecurity,poor infrastructure, high handed government, widespread poverty and pervasive despondency.They are a people weighed down and at this time feel besieged.
You left alot of people stranded in various parts of the country by the fuel price hike. You need to be more sensitive and read the times sir. Learn this lesson sir-”never unify your enemies because the vultures will be waiting to swoop” and take advantage of this unpopular decision to deal you a deathblow.
I wish you well my President-sincerely and I find this baffling as I never supported you from the start of your government; but when I see a good policy and a threat to the state I must speak for what I know to be right. I must speak against chaos and the breakdown of civil society.
Sir, you must listen to your people no matter how foolish you may think them to be.You must lead the way in sacrifice before you ask them of same.
It is not too late sir.This policy is good but you must do it the right way.