By Agnes Igwe
A pro-Buhari group in Ebonyi state, Initiative for Demonstrating Change in Nigeria has exonerated the Federal Government from the rising cases of insecurity in the country and attributed it to laziness and greed on the part of followers.
National Coordinator of the group, Comrade Chinedu Ogah who stated this in Abakaliki while interacting with journalists blamed the youths for the ugly trend and advised them to avoid idleness and get rich quick syndrome.
Ogah urged the youth to imbibe attitude of hard work, sincerity of purpose, positive self reliant and God fearing to guarantee great future of the nation.
He said, “The aspect of insecurity in the country is not caused by the Presidency or military as speculated in some quarters but by laziness and greed on the part of the youth. Almost all Nigerian youth now depend more on receiving money without the corresponding work before pleasure. No wonder cases of kidnapping, political thuggery, yahoo plus among other vices are on the increase.”
“Nigerian youth should learn and strive to be hard working and self reliant at all times. Kidnapping is not a job, thuggery is not a job, the person using you has sent his children abroad to acquire high standard education. Don’t mortgage your future for peanuts, remember the future of this great country remains in your hands,” he said.
Ogah condemned politics of vendetta, intimidation and harassment being played in the country and urged actors to play by the rules.
Comrade Ogah objected to the establishment of the long agitated state police force with a claim that chief executives of states would no doubt abuse it by intimidating opposition parties through it because ‘he who blows the flute, dictates the tune’.
He said, “We disagree with state police. Nigerian is not mature enough for state Police.
“If you create state police, it would be hijacked by politicians and must be loyal to any state government in power. If I am having an issue with you, you will use the state police to intimidate and harass me.”
“If you have a state police in a state that has opposition, even a councillor in the ruling party will use it to intimidate you. So, we are not mature for state police because the type of politics we play in this nation is such that people are victimized, molested and intimidated.”