It is no longer news that Nigeria has been in turmoil due to the young people's protest against police brutality.
And the killing of innocent unarmed Nigerian protesters by men of the Nigerian Army too has also gone viral.
What is news is that the president did not deem it fit to address the nation immediately. After being cajoled by the National Assembly, eminent Nigerians he reluctantly came on air to speak to the nation but kept mute on the wasted young lives 48 hours before.
Many had hope the speech will sooth the grieve that had pervaded the nation but no, he added salt to our injury making the youth( hoodlums now) take to the streets in anger to destroy private and government property.
The country began to boil all over again with hoodlums attacking policemen, police stations , politicians' homes and carting away just anything found in their homes. All these leading to extended curfew times yet defiled by angry hoodlums
Our leaders before now have been insensitive to the plight of Nigerians but with this mass revolt, they seem to be jittery and afraid that they may have over stretched the citizens' patience.
Hurriedly ,they are setting up probe panels to try erring policemen , setting up youth funds for entrepreneur to draw funds from and creating jobs for the youth
We are watching to see how sincere these measures are .
But whatever happens,Nigeria will never remain the same as the younger generation are now fully awake and ready to take up the mantle of leadership by getting involved in politics leading to the campaign for every eligible young person to get the permanent voters card in preparatory to the 2023 election
Meanwhile, they have decided to also work under ,setting up structures and sensitizing the uneducated amongst them on the need for a change of leadership guard in Nigeria.
They believe by getting involved they will ensure good governance and that the dead will not have died in vain.
Peace is gradually returning to most affected parts of the country.
Hopefully,this birth pang will birth a new nation