- The life of an average Nigerian has been cheapened, says Oby Ezekwesili
- According to the former minister of education, the current administration was not doing enough to protect the lives of the people
- Ezekwesili said an ‘operational review’ of the nation’s security apparatus is critical to stopping attacks by terrorists, among others
Oby Ezekwesili, the convener of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign and former minister of education, on Monday, October 1, said the life of an average Nigerian has been cheapened.
Ezekwesili during Channels Television’s special programme on Nigeria’s 58th Independence anniversary said: “Today, the life of an Average Nigerian has been cheapened to the point where when you look at people having a conversation, they are really asking, ‘how much is the Nigerian life worth?”
Ezekwesili criticised the current administration for not doing enough to protect the lives of the citizens.
She also decried a situation whereby people regard the loss of human lives in media reports of violence in some parts of the country as ‘just”.
“If you say 14 people were killed, they will say ‘only.’ How can we build a society like this? There is something broken in that,” she said.
As the country continues to face security challenges, Ezekwesili called for focus intelligence gathering, adding that an ‘operational review’ of the nation’s security apparatus is critical to stopping attacks by terrorists, herdsmen-farmers clashes, among others.
She wants the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces to determine how important Nigerian lives are by his commitment in fighting insecurity.
NAIJ.com previously reported that a serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), Tunde Bakare, said that Oby Ezekwesili, would be stepping into politics to contest for the office of the president of the federal republic of Nigeria.
While speaking at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos, on Monday, October 1, the fiery preacher said the former vice president of the World Bank would seek the highest political office in the land.
Bakare said that Nigeria has been structurally skewed to run a system that perpetuates bad leadership.
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