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EndSARS and Strange Breed Nigerian Leaders

No lies are good enough to cost human lives. Poor choices we thought forced their hands into wrong action. But now poorer words of the regime would soon strengthen the citizens’ hands into many actions. Many are still knocking the Federal Government and its minister on their stance over the Lekki massacre.

This was an obvious line of discouragement to dare say that ‘no one was killed at the Lekki tollgate. And likened innocent Nigerians deaths to ‘Tales by moonlight’, a 1990s television programme where fictitious stories and tales were told to children is rather inhumane and scandalous.

But how can we build a nation purely as a polity but not as a country strong on true political leadership which would definitely drive business oriented-economic? The entire world saw what happened in Lekki.

As if they are permanent members, board of denials. Many wondered why in its entirety, report of Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses was rubbished by the Federal Government.

The panel stated in its report that at least nine persons were killed on the night soldiers and policemen stormed the tollgate to disperse #EndSARS protesters, the incident described as a massacre in context.

How can this regime prove that it is for the goodness of Nigerians when it is denying the obvious and making itself oppressor? Denying what Nigerian youths stand for and represent.

Many suggested to him hints of truthfulness and humility when he speaks about human lives. Few remarks from people about the information minister and that of his about the EndSARS protests

Lying seems to be synonymous with this strange breed of leadership that is at the helm of affairs, as widely known even beyond the shores of this nation.

Snubbed all calls, including that of the United States and the United Nations for the implementation of the leaked report of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on SARS. How many lives has this regime statement saved and what is worth of any it’s pronouncement about EndSARS, but Nigerians too are taken notes.

Is this regime actually with the Nigerians’ struggle. Why can any right-thinking government say that nobody was killed at the Lekki toll plaza on October 20, 2020, that the panel only wasted taxpayers’ money by coming up with such a nonsensical report;

How to cover up massacre: Nigeria as a case study. The minister many said did mincing in his words, even if there were errors. Calling the regime callous for saying what was circulating in public space was simply a rehash of the unverified fake news on social media since the incident of October 20, 2020

Since the incident last year, too many attacks, constant narratives that are geared toward gas-lighting the victims, survivors and witnesses, and the create an impression that people are just up to no good. What is the FG’s intention within such a statement in relation to its citizens? How do we reconcile this too many lies? But let the regime and its information minister remember this, whenever APC comes back for another campaign, which many soonest.

As if he has little or no understanding of history, many put it to the info minister. His boss, President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) had already told the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, last week that the Federal Government would not comment on the matter until a White Paper had been issued on the report.

And where Blinken responded that the US is awaiting to see how the federal and state governments would respond. Little wondered why it is more than a general conclusion in and outside government that the information minister is an unrepentant liar.

Is there any hope left in this regime? A good question many Nigerians are asking this administration. As if the ministry of information is established to lie. Many Nigerians are now talking calling the minister’s continual lying assumption and remarks of his catastrophe.

Lying is a recipe for disaster. It is an art and not a gift, so many can learn the art. Without exposing these lies, (that darkest night), Nigeria may never see bright stars in its nation. Great and good men would have stopped such an attack before it happened, but otherwise would wait till time like this to lie about such.

No man can be lost on a straight road. In the end, Nigeria would come to a situation where it is about who could tell the worst lie longest. But a man is lost on a straight road, he is called what? Reason, many of the FG’s truths no citizen is ready to believe.

Where many are still terrified, the regime was playing such wrong tunes and wrong hours. Better not trivialise what you don’t understand, On the EndSARS, the Info minister feeling cool or what are the FG’s intention warranting minister’ s continuous lying postulations. A powerful question to the minister Nigerians want to know.

For those who survived, the EndSARS scars remain. Except for most ugly human expressions. It is better to die protecting life than to live taking them. There is no shame in saying we’ve lost steps, but only shame is not admitting it before it is too late.FG stance must constitute many sequels. Threats by the US that Nigeria could be hit by an arms embargo if it was established that human rights abuses were being perpetrated with impunity against Nigerian citizens by government agents.

Leadership is cogent of character and composition. Perhaps, FG should not have forgotten so soon that democracy is about accountability to the people.

*Ayo-Brown is a Snr System Analyst, he can be reached via e-Mail:aayobrown@gmail.com

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