The ‘African Queen’ crooner, Innocent Ujah Idibia popularly known as 2face Idibia has decried the state of the economy and is calling on all well meaning Nigerians for a peaceful protest against the government on the 5th of February.
It is no secret that Nigeria has been in an economic recession for the past two years and there is still no respite in sight. Many Nigerians have stopped hoping against hope and have decided to take ‘bull by the horn’. The situation is so dire that it is not only the masses that are bearing the brunt, the rich are also crying.
2face Idibia, a very popular and talented Nigerian singer, song writer, music producer, etc… has had enough of the economic situation and made his stand known via his Instagram page with the following words;
FIRST MASSIVE NATIONWIDE PROTESTS ON THE 5TH OF FEBRUARY, 2017.
“A call for good governance.
A call for urgent explanation into the reckless economic downturn nationwide.
A call for nationwide protests as we say No to the Executive, No to legislatures, No to judiciary… You have all failed us.
We the people are tired. We can no longer continue with all of you. All your excuses and mistakes are not funny. We do not wish to continue with a system and government that is not working but afflicting the people. We the people of this country not living under the privileges of government allowances and remuneration have now accepted to take the bull by the horn to come out and protest this obnoxious and baseless policies and excuses of the government of the day.
Where are the recovered looted funds?
Why do we still have the executive arms and legislatures still enjoying their salaries and allowances while we hear there’s no money to pay workers?
Why do we still see ceaseless power failures with no explanation and hope of getting out of it unlike before?
Why do we keep seeing peace talks in Niger Delta, fulani heardsmen and ipob without any solutions being reached, while the strategies keeps aggravating the people involved as political leaders stage forums to extort funds in the name of addressing their subjects?
Why did we have petrol price rise to 145 for the sake of global oil price crash and removal of subsidy but such price is still being maintained despite significant re-awakening of the oil price from $30/barrel to $56/barrel?
Who is to be held accountable for the sudden and continuous hike in price of commodities in the market, where for the first time in history, Nigeria is suddenly selling kerosene at 400 naira per litre as against 50 naira per litre, diesel at 300 naira per litre as against 100 naira per litre and petrol from 87 naira to 145 naira? Yet maintaining the same systems, environment and maybe a lesser money spending government.
There’s need for Nigerians to rise against what is happening in this country having waited patiently for the legislatures that were elected to represent the people all to no avail.”
Apparently, Burna Boy and Davido have lent their support to this movement and will likely be a part of the February 5th protest. It is always good to see celebrities lend their voice to a good cause. Hopefully they will get the government to be more sensitive to the plight of the masses.