As millions of fans of legendary Nigerian R&B singer, 2Face Idibia across the country is set to support the entertainer on a massive protest, some reasons behind the march have been revealed.
Millions of Nigerians will join 2face Idibia at 8am on Monday, February 6 at the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos to march against bad government in Nigeria.
This march is about demanding that all saboteurs of good government policies to hands off and also encourage positive minded Nigerians to continue to work without intimidation.
These are 10 major reasons why 2face along with his partners, colleagues and fans will be marching against the Nigerian government:
All Nigerians’ lives MUST matter. My religion, ethnicity or what part of the country I live shouldn’t determine the type of protection I get from my government.
According to the Constitution, ‘the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government.’
To develop beyond oil, we have to invest in our human capital. Every child must have access to quality education. If our teachers are not paid, how will we raise the next generation to lead the country and run our businesses?
Health is wealth. People die daily from lack of basic, affordable health care. We can definitely do better.
Government needs to make it easier to generate power at the state and local government level so everything is not tied to the center. We need electricity to be productive. The cost of generating our own power is crippling.
Poor education plus a struggling economy means a lot of people are unemployed. Unemployed people are hungry and angry.
6) High cost of living
Food, transportation, medicine, everything is three times, four times more expensive but our salaries haven’t increased. What do we do???
7) Social Justice
According to the Constitution, ‘The Federal Republic of Nigeria shall be a State based on the principles of democracy and social justice.’
There cannot be one set of rules for the poor and another set for the rich.
The best way to kill corruption is to increase transparency. Government finances and contracts must be open and available to all. Who got the money, to do what and by when?
9) Cost of government
Our governance is TOO expensive – federal, state, local – cars, housing, allowances. We must reduce the cost of maintaining our public officials
I stand with Nigeria. There is enough in Nigeria for all of us to ‘chop belleful’. Enough is enough. We must put Nigeria first and keep all the greedy & selfish people away from leadership.