The outspoken cleric and political critic, Ejike Mbaka, a Catholic priest, has sounded a note of warning to president Buhari led administration to fulfil their promises to Nigerian citizens especially the youths or else the youth will rise up again against the government if it refuses to pay attention their challenges and demands as witnessed in the #EndSARS protest.
The above revelation which was made by Rev Fr Mbaka, spiritual director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN), was stated during the 2021 edition of the crossover night session tagged, “Cornucopia of New Miracles from God”.
The cleric strongly advised the federal government against the negative idea of and thoughts of taken for granted the opinions and importance of the younger generation in their quest for a better standard of living and recognition in the affairs of the country’s development. He also warned that politicising the condition of the youth would lead to chaos and could instigate another form of violence which could in turn lead to an end of the political system.
“The Holy Spirit of God asked me to warn the government of the day to be very careful; to change policies and take care of the youths without politicising their (youths’) condition,” Mbaka said.
“That the government should rise and urgently create jobs and innovate opportunities that would benefit the youths of the nation because they have suffered so much.
“Don’t politicise the condition of the youths, otherwise, they will arise and end the political system.
“Should the government fail to do so as soon as possible, that time is coming when the youths will rise against the government, and that any attempt to stop them will end the government”
Furthermore, as part of his crossover messages, Mbaka also threw some criticisms at the national lawmakers whom he described as “kidnappers”.
He was obviously not happy with how bad they have handled the present situation which the federation is going through and he stated that the anger of God will fall on many people in the political circle for allegedly plundering and looting the nation’s resources.
“I can see a year ahead; it is not specific whether it is in 2021 that this will happen, but it is within a time in the time of life, that the anger of God will befall many people in the political circle because they have looted so much and disgraced this nation enough,” he said
“Those who should be serving the country have looted the country dry for their personal aggrandisement, such that our children and grandchildren no longer have a future.
“They have kidnapped the opportunities meant for the youths, kidnapped the nation’s wealth and jobs meant for the youths. They have kidnapped a lot of infrastructure development.”
It is a fact that the #EndSARs protest started unplanned and gradually gained force and support all over the globe especially as it was seen by many as a fight for a good cause.
Many young Nigerian citizens lost their lives in the process all over the country especially when hooliganism got into the picture. The Lekki toll plaza experience is still very fresh in the minds of many especially families who lost love ones.
Many Nigerians within and outside the country are of the same opinion as Rev Fr. Mbaka and are urging the presidency to start delivering on his earlier promises to Nigerians, to put things in the right perspective and make decisions and plans that would work for the youths who are already very weary restless and livid.
Gift Joseph Okpakorese