It is no longer news that this cerebral fragment on the Nigerian middle-class has become furious concerning the prospect and requisite of any revolution in Nigeria, to ensure that will alter our political condition. Several groups have joined such call, starting from the human right activists, labour unions, opposition parties to students’ community. It is clear that most of these have neglected a heart of sincerity inside their call, as being the political-economic interest from the common man just isn’t put into thoughtfulness. Have you ever wondered why the small layer in the ‘rich class’ has concentrated with power within their hands? Have you ever pondered on why the Nigerian political power will be rotated in their circle, inspite of party affiliations?
Along this line, it truly is expedient that any of us engage our intellect ahead of the psychomotor aspect. If not, the opposite fragment in the oppressors who had lost all hope within the state structures, into their pretense of revolution, will certainly crave for methods to ride about the crest of mass resentment in gaining political power. Their require revolution is neither for your masses to get definite independence through the political bondage we’re subjected to, nor for just a transmogrification inside our socio-economic dome, but also for them to make it to the vantage position.
The labour unions, which will arouse the consciousness of Nigerians to creating the right revolutionary change are getting to be douse in corruption, and so are simply seen as a a leadership of dummies. It will be the same number of people that condemn retrenchment, but are certainly not against privatization and commercialization what are basis of this retrenchment. To be more precise, it is just not to totally condemn everyone making such necessitate revolution or maybe put, they all are doing that for monetary and egocentric reason. After all, there still resides with this ‘insane asylum’, those who are upright of their dealings and necessitate a revolution. When such hope like our labour unions fails, what can we do? We have to stand up to the task, ourselves.
In this regard, commemorate it more interesting that revolution is often a tool, however it usefulness lies inside hands on the wielder. If an Abacha wields such tool, although smash results for his licentiousness. If a Gani Fawehinmi brandishes it, although position it to unfetter the oppressed. Our civic lethargy, witlessness, reticence, and discord had made our political spate an area where the ignominies their very own say and also the scallywags their very own way. With the recent happenings, it’s possible to say that Nigeria would be the ‘accursed out-backs of hell’ since every noble concepts that functioned some other place come to our nation to perish.
And the youths usually are not helping matter, in any respect! One may even ask if our intelligence quotient is inferior compared to that of our nearest evolutionary cousins -the chimpanzees, since we simply cannot organize difficult touching our subjugation, and tormentors. We have become predisposed to the kind of gargantuan failure that Nigeria happens to be, since very day we became doyens in grasping defeat through the orifices of victory, yet we watch as castrated onlookers. Many Nigerian youths scaffold such defeated state our country is, because it is the path they’ve roughshod to a ill-gotten wealth, and lots of ‘youth-journalists or writers’ have already been empowered to perform their mouths in defense in their foolishness.
The French revolution of 1789 underneath the leadership of Napoleon Bonaparte finished up paving the way for your expulsion of feudal despotism, prebendal appropriation and mismanagement of power across Europe. It gave room with the creeks of critical thinking and genius bottled up within the peasants, which may have for ages sought expression with no success. Several political thinkers like Rousseau, Thomas Paine, Pascal’s Penske and Montesquieu.
Such a revolution is necessary in Nigeria. An “anti-oppression youth” strategy that could provide a framework to arrange radicalizing youths, primarily students into political activity and democratic activist structures, raising students’ degree of political consciousness really should be initiated. This strategy will help around the need to build alliances to sections with the society. Various demonstrations, marches, occupations of plazas, non-violent civil resistance, acts of civil disobedience, a closed state, an increasing state crisis, elite divisions or tensions – frequently in conjunction with rapid educational expansion, popular grievances aligned with mobilization networks and strikes may also help.
This conversely will not infer how the road is going to be suave or that procedure can be a special formula that could be implemented each day and yield cause a year or two. It is usually a long-term programme used to inspire a political discussion and debate one of the few intellectual youths and make a stern political plan. There will likely be setbacks, even rupture in your revolutionary camp (as various styles e.g. left-wing, right-wing, etc. will emerge) as you move the oppressors will create moles from the camp. The revolution we need will not be the one who will place the power inside the hands of another fragment on the capitalist class, but inside the ‘working and poor people of Nigeria who produce the wealth however they are denied the fruit of the labour’.
The Nigerian youths must lead this system of revolt. We have to stand up to the responsibility of contesting for public offices, making the required change in this immediate locale, engaging the autocrats in a very fierce debate (with there being times, silence will not be golden). Some journalists have suggested that for circumstances to be veracious in Nigeria, the latest natives in the geographical location called Nigeria ought to be replaced. Some even opted for that Jerry Rawlings approach, during which those leaders suspected to become responsible for your current mess is going to be eliminated. To be frank, will be the followers in Nigeria a lot better than the leaders?
There are values that really should be imbibed by Nigerian youths, for example honesty, enhancing the needy, punctuality and respect for merit, when a sincere revolution aren’t going to be a daydream. These aren’t values that may be inculcated overnight, we must imbibe and grow together. We should grow being responsible citizens who will likely be ready to lead themselves and also the country, instead with the recycled ‘done-with’ cargoes. It is this new generation that can produce a new society along with a new Nigeria that people should all be proud of. While students really are a potentially powerful social force, and may act as a catalyst for revolutionary upheaval, the youthful force altogether have the ability to create a socialist revolution alone. However, there is really a reason to get sanguine about youth conditions in leading an absolute, decent and fulfilling revolution. As luck would have it, THE IDEAL REVOLUTION WILL HAPPEN.