In the words of Mohandas K. Gandhi, You have to do the right thing, You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result. In the light of this ,To ask the above question is to simply state that is it time to get anything done in Nigeria.
However while there has been a little frenzy over the choice of word adopted i.e “Revolution” , It has been said that it would have been a lot better if it were tagged a “protest”, I mean that would have been milder they claim. But what has all other activities tagged protest achieved? Strikes that leads back to the original problem? National conference s whose resolutions are never implemented?.
The word revolution is derived from the latin word Revolutio, (a turn around). It is a fundamental and relatively sudden change in political power and political organization which occurs when the population revolts against the government, typically due to perceived oppression (political, social, economic) or political incompetence. From this definition, it is absolutely clear, that Nigeria is presently suffering from the above diseases as diagnosed.
History has shown, That when leaders fail to accept responsibilities and deliver their role accordingly, There would be civil disobedience which could result to adopting any other available method by the masses to achieve their goals.
To not revolve, is accepting the fulani killings and kidnapping, It is acknowledging unemployment, It is seeing the boko haram bomb blasts as being normal, To not revolve is to keep hailing politicians when they commission a foot bridge or an incinerator, It is to be contented with the present state of Nigeria’s health care, It is to see electricity once in two weeks and be happy .
Revolution is required in Nigeria to fix up all the loop holes, To build a space for every nigerian to thrive, It is needed to uphold and guarantee the fundamental human rights, To provide basic amenities, To improve the education and health care sector . To make Nigeria a safe and secured place to live, To enhance the electricity and other required sectors.
The revolution however should not only be political, It is not only against the current administration. It should be directed to everyone and anyone who has ruled without accountability, every Nigerian who has in one way or the other abused the little power they have/had. It should be directed to every one, to revolve our orientation, Our values and our moral instinct. It is not just a time for Nigerians to stand up for their rights, or against corrupt politicians. It is time to reclaim power, The power of self awareness, The power to truly acknowledge that revolution begins with you.
A revolution, however is not a bed of roses, It is a struggle between the future and the past.” . To get this right, It must be properly done, without violence , but with absolute respect for human rights.