Senator representing Borno south district, Ali Ndume has shared his ideas in regards to the present state of nation.
The lawmaker who spoke at a press convention on Saturday March 13, said that the nation is on the brink of collapse and Nigerians don’t appear to know the seriousness of the scenario.
Recounting the historical past of crimes within the nation, Ndume stated;
“The elemental factor that retains the nation going is safety and welfare of the residents. That’s why our structure clearly states that the aim of presidency is safety and welfare of the residents. You realize these two key issues are actually beneath menace in Nigeria.
“Originally, it began like a joke, staring from small stealing and all that. That culminated into armed theft. Within the early 70s on this nation, you hardly hear of armed theft. I bear in mind once we have been in secondary faculty. One of many first armed robbers that was executed on the seashore in Lagos was Oyenusi; they name him ‘rob and kill’. Over 30,000 folks gathered on the seashore to observe his execution together with his colleagues. The subsequent one which was well-known was that of Anini. However aside from that, earlier than immediately, armed theft was a small crime in Nigeria.
“You see folks concerned in banditry, kidnapping, and naturally, the insurgency that has bedevilled the north-east for the previous 11 years now, to the extent that in Maiduguri now, as soon as it’s 5 o’clock, you can’t go in or come out of Maiduguri. From all angles. By 10 o’clock, Maiduguri is shut down. You may’t go wherever. The truth is, that is even an improved scenario.
“We hear of kidnapping, banditry, and all types of crime lately. The nation is on the brink of collapse. The unlucky factor is that Nigerians, from high to backside, nonetheless trivialise, tribalise or give the scenario non secular colouration, and we’re now on this sorry state.”
Ndume who additional said that the nation’s drawback is a lot, added that the answer is with Nigerians.
“The scenario is horrible and each time there’s a discussion board like this, I feel there may be the necessity for us to speak and proffer options. I, as a legislator with expertise going to 20 years now, I need to confess to you that I’m confused. I’m actually confused. The issue on this nation is a lot immediately, that the answer to it’s only with us.
“Sadly, Nigeria is without doubt one of the non secular international locations. So, most of us now resort to God. We are saying ‘allow us to pray’, and we see the pastors and imams are thriving. Tomorrow, most of you’ll flock to church buildings to boost up your fingers and begin shouting to God. Nicely, it’s good.
“I’m a Muslim, a devoted one, however I consider God will solely reply your prayers in the event you genuinely confess your sins and also you actually consider in God and also you actually do your individual bit. In the event you do your individual bit rightly, then God will show you how to. However in the event you simply sit there, perpetuate criminality, tribalism and different sentiments, and then you definately count on God to unravel your drawback, then, you’re losing your time.”