[10:51, 4/19/2018] Moderator: Good morning and welcome, it’s another beautiful Thursday morning in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as the election year draws near lots are happening in our polity, just yesterday Wednesday April 18th 2018,the upper legislative chamber in their usual plenary had some thugs, “allegedly ” sponsored by the suspended Delta State law maker Senator Ovie Omo Agege invade the hallow chamber and cart away with the “MACE“, which is the symbol of authority and it must be presented before any legislation will be held. It was also alleged that the man in question Sen. Agege was arrested by the Nigerian police but later released on the grounds that he has no idea on the whole scenario.
Away from that, the President Muhammadu Buhari who is out of the country for an official assignment met with the British Prime Minister Theresa May in London the United Kingdom and thereafter, he was granted an interview by the crew, in the course of his submission it was alleged that the President said Nigerian youths are lazy and illiterate, a statement which did not go down well with members of the Civil Society Organizations and some Nigerians.
- Where were the police, military, SSS when thugs invaded the red chamber?
- Is Nigeria a failed State or our leaders are just making mockery of us?
- How do we as youths react to the allegations credited to President Muhammadu Buhari calling us illiterate and lazy people in the face of the International community? Is it a wake-up call or a salt added to our injury?
EXISTING PROTOCOL MAINTAINED, and may we grow to become better leaders.
[11:20, 4/19/2018] Eze: 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
[11:21, 4/19/2018] Fourbian: forget the stories Mr. Moderator, nothing like that. If you have been to the National Assembly, you will know that to beat the security is not easy. Even from the gate, they will collect your phone that is if you have a pass, without pass, no entry. How can the mace be missing when they have cameras everywhere? The mace keeper knows what is going on.
[11:21, 4/19/2018] Eze: See drama🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
In the context of laziness, this Niger Delta so called militants and amnesty thing he is very right. If they don’t get paid they block the road or threaten to blow pipe lines 🤷🏽♂🤷🏽♂. Sometimes the truth is a bit harsh but it’s the truth.
[11:32, 4/19/2018] Agbarakwe: A president who has incited violence inspires citizens toward hate and violence.
Anybody in old Eastern Region inspiring to continue the political adventure of a failed /strange country, in our struggle towards the total unification of our land will be excommunicated from our society.
[11:41, 4/19/2018] Eze: A lot of young people in Nigeria especially in the Niger Delta I know solely depend on government or oil companies to pay them for just being restless young people. You give a contract the youth will stop the job and ask the contractor to pay ridiculous amount of money for (marching ground). Even though we have lots of hard working young men who need help to thrive but can’t get it because huge sums of money is budgeted for amnesty program that is given to idle people.
Like I said our role modelling system is terrible, so why won’t you create other forms of militancy when it pays to be armed and restless?
As for the missing mace, all I can say is 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
[12:17, 4/19/2018] Tony: I laugh with you too. Good morning all.
[12:31, 4/19/2018] Ikechukwu: Good morning Mr. Moderator I believe Mr. President has no regards for the youths, how can he voice out such words about the youths he has done little or nothing to set up since he was sworn in? As a father figure, in which way has he motivated the youths to be relevant to themselves and to the society? Though some youth may be lazy but certainly not all the youths so I think Mr. President should withdraw such statement and insults at the presence of the international community.
Nigeria is not a failed State yet, but at the edge of collapsing if those who are saddled with the responsibility to govern protect and promote the image and affairs of the country refuse to wake from their slumber and take charge of the country. It is high time we put to an end this “I don’t care attitude” ravaging our State, may be whoever mastermind such act wants to be recognized as the second Prof. Chugbo Okadigbo may God help us in this country.
If the upper legislative arms can’t protect and safeguard their symbol of authority then they should be dissolved and ready to answer some questions from members of the public.
[12:35, 4/19/2018] Fourbian: 👌👍Even the cripple works in Nigeria, what is Mr. President saying?
[12:40, 4/19/2018] Ikechukwu: 😄😄😄😄 no we should kill ourselves before he will know we are giving in our best even when his administration keeps frustrating our efforts.
[12:52, 4/19/2018] Moderator: Well itemized by all who have contributed so far, but my anger is this, Mr. Eze, you eloquently explained the laziness of our brothers from the Niger Delta via their survival through amnesty programs and extortion of lump sum of monies from individuals and companies willing to develop that region, this may also be the angle qualified by the President, leading to that statement, but while is this same government advocating for amnesty for the repentedwho are youths?
[12:57, 4/19/2018] Ikechukwu: In this country we love playing politics with everything. Critics of the action are still involved in it which way forward
[12:58, 4/19/2018] Moderator: Mr. Ik I think what happened during Chugbo Okadigbo with yesterday’s incident can’t be compared, because then it was Okadigbo the then Senate president that took the mace to his country home. But yesterday, cameras have shown that hoodlums waded during the plenary and carted away with the mace, I think security agents were compromised yesterday and there is something they are not telling us.
[13:02, 4/19/2018] Ikechukwu: Well from your analysis you made mention of O.O Agege though as alleged
[13:12, 4/19/2018] Moderator: Yes allegedly but I want to ask some few questions begging for answers,
- How did the miscreants escape from the three arm zone and reach the area around City Gate?
- Do Senators now attend plenary in company of their fans?
- How did the hooligans who later absconded with the mace gain entrance into the Assembly when they are not law makers?
- What are the functions of the security agents in and around the National assembly complex?
- How did a suspended Senator gain entrance into the National assembly?
And as for president muhammadu Buhari at times I begin to wonder if those things are formulated for political gains, but I don’t still understand, he will never grant such press interview while in Nigeria unless he is before the whole world, the other time he said Nigerians are thieves, Nigerians are fantastically corrupt and a whole lots of insult on all of us before the whole world, but I don’t blame him maybe that is his own strategy to draw attention and entice the whole world aside blame games and what have you.
[13:18, 4/19/2018] Ikechukwu: Thank you, those things are the reasons why I said those saddled with the responsibility of protection need to wake up from their slumber.
[13:22, 4/19/2018] Eze: @Moderator, Amnesty doesn’t mean paying of stipends, amnesty is like forgiveness of sins let’s get it straight but until the former administration made the stupid mistake of giving money to militants, that word lost its true meaning. So if the President is seeking for amnesty for Boko Haram, he shouldn’t make the stupid mistake of paying anyone because for the crime they have committed against the Nigerian State, the punishment is death. So if amnesty is given, they should be satisfied that they are alive.
Personally what the President described is just the lifestyle of the Niger Delta youth, my question is for all he has said, are they lies?
Like I said, the truth is a bit harsh but it’s true. Eg. Can you explain how those put in position of taking care of IDPs get to steal their food and resell?
Or permanent secretary and directors steal public fund or even foreign reserve that was at 64 billion got to 23 billion even when oil price was at 100$ for some time? Because he said it abroad doesn’t mean it’s a lie
Personally if one wants to be productive, all you need is yourself to motivate you and instead of us to be here dissecting what Mr. President said l, dare the youth to take this up as a challenge and prove him wrong by being creatively productive 🤷🏽♂
[13:58, 4/19/2018] Moderator: Amnesty weather freedom, protection, money or pardon is all encompassing.
[13:59, 4/19/2018] Eze: It’s not. It’s because we have come to define our own the Nigerian way.
[14:00, 4/19/2018] Moderator: What we are saying is that we may have some lazy and illiterate youths which is ubiquitous but the generalization by Mr. President, taming the entire Nigerian youths home and abroad as lazy people is uncalled for. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Ordinarily if you come live on air and make such statement either as an opposition to the government of the day or an ordinary citizen they will say is a hate speech.
[14:02, 4/19/2018] Eze: Amnesty is an official pardon not a payment system. Personally I think the challenge is on us.
[14:04, 4/19/2018] Moderator: So anybody in his or her own discretion can attach that pardon with a stipend which there is no crime in doing that
[14:04, 4/19/2018] Eze: So would you rather pay criminals because you want to use your discretion? How reasonable is that
[14:07, 4/19/2018] Moderator: But you rather pardon criminals without them paying for their crimes abi?
[14:07, 4/19/2018] Eze: That’s the real meaning of amnesty isn’t it? Well nice argument while the rest of Nigeria is busy dissecting Buhari’s speech lemme go and make myself useful ✌🏿✌🏿✌🏿✌🏿✌🏿as for the Mace I will still say 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😠
[14:18, 4/19/2018] Agbarakwe: Please, did Buhari tell the common wealth how he stole PTF fund and how he ruled Nigeria by becoming the first person to Rule Nigeria without qualifications or without his West Africa Examination Council under Democratic government?
[14:43, 4/19/2018] Moderator: 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
[14:48, 4/19/2018] Agbarakwe: This is not funny, it’s a serious matter.
*******The arguments here were out of context*******
[20:10, 4/19/2018] Odey: Well done Great people. I start my reaction to our President’s categorization of the Youths as lazy with an apology for my actions supporting his election and voting for him in 2015. I should have known better. But how can we disagree with him when in an era where Youths like Emmanuel Macron now lead in places like France and other States with strong men, the Youths in Nigeria allow a tired hand to take up the mantle of leadership.
In the 21st century the Youths did not query the academic qualification of a candidate before shouting “sai Baba“? Most of us were too young or were still not given birth to when this man was the Head of State, I agree with you that it was shared laziness on the part of the Youths, else we should have done our research and come to the realization that apart from his administration’s non-performance at the time, ever since he left power he never bothered to upgrade himself.
How can we disagree with him when during his electioneering he promised to “change” Nigeria to heaven” we should have asked how? Yes Buhari thank you for being bold enough to tell us the truth but I don’t know why it always occurs to you to do this with foreign media. Is it because of the laziness of our youthful Journalists at home or that you are agoraphobic? In any case since we have known, we are going to work towards getting our stolen mandates instead of remaining to be used as political tugs.
[20:25, 4/19/2018] Eze: Our youth are snatching mace🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. I’m sure he was impressed with the other Commonwealth leaders who were with him articulate and leading nations so he must have felt really old amongst them 🤷🏽♂🤷🏽♂.
And he just must have imagined our own youth kidnappers, Boko Haram, mace snatchers, ballot box snatchers, militants 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
[21:03, 4/19/2018] Frank: Too bad, this is simply a betrayal coming from the gullible master himself, the Buhari I too know will always betray anyone for power. I doubts if Mr. President is actually only talking to the Niger Deltans but also to his brothers (de-almajiris and de-boko haram in the north).
Solve the immediate problems and stop the ranting and global disgrace to the same youth or thugs that stole the show for you to abuse globally.
It’s obviously a case of “once beaten, twice shy“, I keep saying this, that the enemy of youth are the youths itself.
Good night people.