From: Uche Nnorom, Makurdi
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has warned sternly that if the high level of lawlessness and impunity in the country is not addressed by leaders, there may be a revolution.
The Governor gave this warning yesterday during a press briefing held at the Banquet Hall of the Government House which he entitled ‘END SARS Protests, Opportunity To Fix Nigeria.
He noted that the country is heading for an unpleasant consequences if restructuring is done.
Ortom reechoed his call on the Buhari administration to dust the National Conference report by the Goodluck Jonathan government for implementation.
Governor Ortom who said leaders at all levels have failed the people, commended the ENDSARS Protesters, averring that issues raised are germane which bothers on several factors that have worked negatively against the people especially the youths.
“It has become necessary for me as one of the leaders of our dear country to once again lend my voice to issues affecting our great nation.
“The END SARS protests taking place across Nigerian cities have challenged us as leaders of this country to rise and demonstrate sincerity in tackling the problems of Nigeria. The protesting youths are asking salient questions that deserve only honest answers backed by the commitment on the part of the leadership of this country.
“Over the years, we as leaders at all levels have failed to provide the standard of leadership that our country deserves, and until we admit this failure and take steps to effect positive changes, the agitations of the people will continue.
“I must commend the resilience of youths and other Nigerians on their dogged stand during the END SARS protests. Their peaceful protests while holding the national flag clearly indicate that Nigerians genuinely want solutions to the myriad of problems confronting them and not to end the country.
“The spontaneous protests reflect the daily pains and frustrations of Nigerians in the face of unemployment, zero economic growth, insecurity and corruption. The people justifiably want an end to impunity, police brutality, herdsmen attacks, banditry and other crimes bedeviling the country”,Ortom frowned.
He encouraged the protesters to remain peaceful and civil in their approach and resist the temptation to be violent, maintaining that violence does no one any good and it does not proffer solutions to problems.