This was the comments of some anonymous commenters on Laila Ikeji's blog after watching the BBC and Aljazeera clips of the NIS test recruitment stampedes.
Unlike the first commenter I really feel sorry for them, but I am in agreement with these comments. We Nigerians are MUMUs as Lagbaja rightfully said. But why? Why do we never hold anybody accountable, from our network service providers to our Government. Most importantly our Government. Truly if these people had marched in these numbers to Aso Rock, there would be better chances of a positive result. Actually, it would have resulted in more deaths and bloodshed but those in power would know that the youths are angry. Unfortunately we are too busy focusing on things that do not matter.
Nigeria needs a revolution. We should not blame our government for all our problems nor expect them to provide all the solutions. But we should hold them accountable for the duties and obligations they owe to us. We should hold them accountable for those functions they promised to carry out when they came BEGGING us to put them in office. We should hold them accountable when billions of naira grow wings and fly. We should hold them accountable when they live like kings while the rest of the country live like paupers. We need to develop a culture of Accountability. The problem that we Nigerians have is that we do not understand the power we yield as a collective people standing firm before our Government/leaders/oppressors.
Now the part about this entire situation that makes me laugh and cry simultaneously is the fact that the "owners" of those slots for the vacancies were at home chillin' while hundreds of thousands were stampeding and dying in a bid to write tests that would never be marked.
At what point do we the youth decide that enough is enough?