Human rights activists have described Nigeria’s 61st Independence Day celebration at Eagle Sq., Abuja as pointless and a present of disgrace.
In keeping with them, there was nothing to have fun with the daunting safety challenges within the nation.
In addition they known as on Nigerians to take their future into their arms and rise towards the antics of oppressors who’ve mortgaged their future for many years.
The activists disclosed this on the weekend in Abuja throughout a public dialogue titled “Political and Financial Disaster In Nigeria, The Approach Ahead,” which was organised by the Socialists, Youths, Commerce Unions, and Human Rights Crusaders.
Talking on the occasion, the Publicity Secretary, Motion for the Socialist Different (MSA), Oladimeji Macaulay mentioned the Independence Day celebration on the Eagle Sq. was ridiculous and absurd.
He added that Nigeria has nothing to have fun for the reason that nation is being held down by corrupt leaders after 61 years of independence.
One of many panelists, Babatunde Oluajo, in his presentation famous that Nigeria wouldn’t in any approach get higher till Nigerians come collectively and mobilise to combat for socialism.
He added that with the present financial scenario and rising menace of insecurity, Nigerians have to rise and combat to finish insecurity and financial repression.
He mentioned, “It’s both we combat for socialism or we proceed in barbarism. We’d like democratically elected leaders to regulate the economic system and handle it to fulfill the calls for of everybody as towards the greed of the few within the corridors of energy.”
On his half, Jaiye Gaskia known as on Nigerians to be prepared as revolutionaries to take energy from corrupt politicians by way of lively participation in elections.
He additionally urged Nigerians to construct another political order able to rescuing the nation from whole collapse.
He mentioned, “Solely a society that’s democratically run is able to ending hunger, starvation, and struggling.”
Additionally talking on the occasion, Ms. Mma Odi charged Nigerians to rise and combat for gender equality in workplaces and finish assaults on girls.
She expressed concern about how lower than one p.c of the inhabitants had continued to regulate the wealth of your entire nation, thereby leaving hundreds of thousands of Nigerians in abject poverty.
She mentioned, “It is time to construct a solidarity motion to battle for political energy as a result of with out political energy the current political and financial disaster will stay unresolved.”
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