Abuja - The Speaker of the Nigeria House of Representatives called for a mass revolt to protest the challenges the country is facing.
Speaker Aminu Tambuwal bemoaned mounting problems such as injustice, marginalization, corruption, joblessness, lawlessness and poverty in the country.
Speaking in Lagos during the 2013 Distinguished Management Lecture of the Nigerian Institute of Management, Tambuwal said over the years, successive governments had failed to curb the problems.
“The most compelling reasons for revolution throughout the ages were injustice, crushing poverty, marginalisation, rampant corruption, lawlessness, joblessness, and general disaffection with the ruling elite. You will agree with me that these describe conditions in our nation now, to a very large degree,” said Tambuwal.
“That these conditions exist is well known to all persons in authority but the results of successive efforts have failed to yield the desired results.
This therefore is the justification for the radical change from the present approach to a revolutionary one,” he stressed.
He was the guest speaker at the event held with the theme “The role of the legislature on the economic, infrastructural and ethical revolution in Nigeria.”
- CAJ News