The senator representing Kaduna Central senatorial district on the platform of the APC, Shehu Sani, on Friday warned that the country might witness a revolution if the current change mantra of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, eventually fails.
This was as he expressed optimism that despite the strings of agitations for secession in some quarters of the country, Nigeria would remain an indivisible nation and leader in Africa.
Speaking at the opening of the 10th National Conference organised by School of General Education, Federal College of Education, FCE, Zaria, Kaduna State, the lawmaker canvassed the introduction of ethical reorientation campaign in Nigeria.
He disclosed that although the APC-led government had so far recorded some achievements in its first two years, it is “yet to take us to the promise land’’.
His words: “Nigerians are suffering, they are in poverty and there is no confidence between the masses and those in position of authority except Buhari.
“The masses in Nigeria have confidence only in President Buhari but no any other politician. If this change agenda fails, Nigerians have no option than to start a revolution in this country, because they have to take the destiny in their hands.
“If the progressive political class do not perform better from the conservative political class, then the next thing is revolution; that is what is going to happen.
“What I am saying is that if we don’t move fast, educating our people, developing our country, we will risk a revolution.
“There is need for ethical revolution in this country. Fighting corruption doesn’t only end in arresting and prosecuting people but changing the mindset of Nigerians.
“There is so much expectations from a public servant or a politician from his immediate family, his community and the society in general.
“We must change this materialistic tendencies of our society, we need a society that is based and founded on mutual respect, patriotism and unity of this country.”
Sani harped on the need for value re-orientation within the civil service to holistically tackle the menace of corruption in the country.
He then enjoined the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to sheath their sword, insisting that Nigeria would never break-up.
“Young people should be inspired by people who succeed and they should learn from those that failed. In every point about situation, there is something to take home as a lesson.
“Much is expected of Nigeria, you cannot afford to break this country at this very time,” the lawmaker said.
Commenting on the country’s educational sector, he pointed out that it was only in Nigeria that some schools don’t collect school fees in the domestic Naira except in foreign currencies.
Sani said: “It is unfortunate that there are some schools in Nigeria that don’t receive school fees in Naira but in U.S. Dollar, British Pounds and Euros.
“These schools don’t operate with our local education curriculum, they use Oxford, Cambridge or Bosten curriculum. This is serious and highly unacceptable, we must urgently do something about it.”
He however promised to take the matter up at the National Assembly, promising to pursue it to the end for the benefit of the Nigerian education system.