Having painstakingly discussed with numbers of pragmatic elites, young stakeholders, comrades, youthocrats and other conscious Nigerians, I reached a consensus that what the present day Nigeria needs is a revolution, but the big question is what can bring about the forces of revolution and what strategies are to be adopted to make revolution in Nigeria a reality?
Revolution is a cry from the masses. A deep; cry that eventuate and eliminate the need for money before action. It is crystal that every revolution requires a lot of money. However, when the people are ready, little money will be needed. I had the opportunity of witnessing and participating in the January 2012 fuel hike protest. The cry was massive, little capital was required.
In the world today, many countries have undergone revolution, their revolutionary period were noted for the change in government from absolutist monarchies to constitutionalist states and republics. Some of them includes the industrial revolution, French revolution (1789-1799), Haitian revolution (1791-1804), American revolution (1775-1783) and many others.
Nigeria as a country, has encountered different stages of evolution, some of these stages includes moving from been a colony to a nation, moving from colonization era to independence era, moving from military dictatorship to democracy since 1999 and many others.
All these are evolutionary period which Nigeria has encountered, yet the change which she so much yearns for is still far fetched. It is crystal clear that what Nigeria needs is a revolution, a revolution would not only help restructure the state but also help infighting corruption and promoting economic transformation and development in governance.
Let’s call a spade a spade, we would all agree that Nigeria is a failed country , a country that earns over $50billion a year, yet her economy is down, a country where an average Nigerian feeds on $1dollar per day, a country where her unemployment rate is at 23.10%, a country where workers and students are not exempted from continuous strike actions.
I unequivocally assure you today, a revolution is indeed coming. Not like the revolution of old that requires gun and violence. It shall require intellectual dispositions, sacrifice and maybe, lose of life. I know some may not survive the revolution. I am, however, certain that the desired results will be achieved
The only way to revive a failed state like Nigeria is to have a revolution, a kind of revolution that would provide solutions to the fundamental errors of her government. Joining the campaign for revolution should be one act every progressive Nigerians should partake.
-Tunde Eso, President, Fix Nigeria Group, writes via [email protected]