Just like every other segment of the society, the youths have had just enough of the a structure in which nothing works. The notoriously killer squad SARS, became the launchpad for the youths across Nigeria to demand for genuine change which the politicians view as tool or rather sloganeering for winning elections. Since October 8, 2020 when the protests spilled onto the streets of Nigeria from the social media, politicians, including President Buhari, have not ceased to amuse the nation by pretending that the demonstrations are all about SARS. The nation’s amusement is further heightened watching the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives after a meeting with Mr Buhari over the weekend calling on the youths to halt the protests so that the government can address their demands. What a laugh. These characters are all amusing in indeed. Sirs, when did the Nigerian government start earning the trust of its people?
It is clear that from the ongoing protests, the Nigerian people want good governance that ensures the lifting of the untold hardships that have been visited on them by successive governments. The demand is clear the dismantling of the old order and enthronement of structure which does not keep feeding the fat cats. A lean structure which does not encourage a bloated government. It is clear that the Nigerian people want a system that recognises dozens of ethnic nationalities which make up the nation. The idea of domination by any segment in the nation is no longer tenable. It is time the elite realised they cannot sustaining this skewed system – not with carrot nor stick anymore. The real landlords of Nigeria (the people) have finally woken up and their roar is resonating to the uttermost parts of the earth.