An elder statesman, Maitama Sule is stirring Nigerians up for a revolution, insisting it is the panacea to the way forward for the country.
Maitama Sule made the call in Gombe while presenting a lecture on the topic: ‘Restructuring Nigeria: Implications for national unity and integration,’ as part of the activities to mark the 20th year of the creation of Gombe state.
He said the problems of the country would only be overcome but only by a revolution engendered by a re-orientation and a change of heart by Nigerians.
He particularly called on the youths to gear up and prepare to spearheaded the revolution, being the vehicles of change and vanguard of revolution.
He however said the revolution should be peaceful and similar to the type Mahatma Ghandhi as against Mao Tse Tung’s which claimed millions of lives, though they both succeeded.
“We have problems in this country today, but we will overcome. I can assure you we will overcome.
“But the people that will enable us to overcome are you (the masses), the youths. You are the solution to our problems, you are the vehicles of change, and you are the vanguard of revolution.
“I am not calling for a bloody revolution; I am calling for a bloodless revolution. We need re-orientation; change your minds and we can do it.
“We can have a evolution of the likes of Mao Tse Tung who killed millions of people, but he succeeded. We can have yet another kind of revolution – that of Mahatma Ghandhi who did a non-violent revolution and he was able to succeed.
“Let us do that of Mahatma Ghandhi, we will succeed,” inspires the elder statesman, Maitama.

The elder statesman disagreed with those rooting for restructuring of the country, saying God brought Nigerians together for a purpose, which we are yet to understand or exploit.
“People have been talking about restructure in this country, I don’t pray for that, I don’t believe in that. It is not for nothing that God has put us together – different tribes, different cultures, and different climatic conditions.
“The wisdom in this is this: if we have the culture, wear the same clothes, nobody would want to know about the other because we’ll assume we know each other.
“The inquisitive instinct in us will make us want to know why we are different and in the process, we’ll begin the process of knowing each other.
“We’ve all been brought together for a purpose; God has a purpose for us. The purpose of creating us together is for us to use our differences are to complement one another.
“The purpose of creating us together is for us to use our differences are to complement one another. Unfortunately, we have been using these differences negatively – not as God wants us to use it.
“The wisdom in this is this: if we have the culture, wear the same clothes, nobody would want to know about the other because we’ll assume we know each other.
“The inquisitive instinct in us will make us want to know why we are different and in the process, we’ll begin the process of knowing each other,” he reasoned.
Maitama condemned the idea of fanning the embers of religious bigotry and urge Nigerians imbibe the spirit of being their brothers’ keeper is common to both religion (Christianity and Islam) and all the religions of God.
He said the problem was either Nigerians failed to understand the practice or teachings of both religions or were hypocritical in their followership, hence quarrelling, fighting and hatred.
His queried “If we (Nigerians) understood and practiced the teachings of our religion, would we be quarrelling with ourselves, would we fight one another, would we hate one another; so it is either we are hypocritical or we don’t understand the teachings of our religions?”

He then urged Nigerians to work together as an indivisible unit as that is the only means to realising the potentials and greatness of the country.


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  • vic

    YES INDEED, A TOTAL AND COMPLETE REVOLUTION BY THE MASSES OF NIGERIA IS THE SOLUTION TO THE CORRUPTION PROBLEM WE HAVE IN THE COUNTRY.

    DURING THE REVOLUTION ALL THOSE KNOWN CORRUPT LOOTERS SHOULD BE STONED WHEREVER THEY ARE FOUND IN THE STREET AND IF THEY FLEE NIGERIA, CHASED IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES. THEIR PROPERTIES AND HOUSES BURNT AND THESE PEOPLE CAPTURED ALIVE TO FACE THE JUSTICE FROM THE NIGERIAN PUBLIC. THERE IS NO OTHER SOLUTION TO THE COUNTRY’S CORRUPTION PROBLEMS. IT WILL BE A LASTING LESSON FOR ALL CORRUPT POLITICIANS AND TREASURY LOOTERS IN THE COUNTRY.