HATFIELD, United Kingdom (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Nigeria’s former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has revealed reasons for his continued silence on Nigeria’s political issues.
According to the former Governor of Rivers State, Nigerians are not ready for good governance, hence his decision to keep mute.
He made these assertions as a guest speaker at the 2023TheNiche Annual Lecture themed “Why We Stride and Slip: Leadership, Nationalism, and the Nigerian Condition,” held on Thursday in Lagos.
He said: “What is new to say, Nigerians don’t react to anything. Has any politician told you he is not a thief? Which politician told you he went to university, which politician told you she served in NYSC, and which politician told you he has his certificate?
“Nigerians know and still vote for them, so what is your problem? I say, why should I speak when already there’s nothing new.
“Nigerians choose who to believe and who not to believe, Nigerians choose who to vote and who not to vote. Even if you come to a Nigerian man’s house and kill his mother, the father will continue his life. Nothing bothers you, nothing, so why should I waste my time?
“I chose not to speak again because there was nothing to say and because Nigerians would do absolutely nothing. If you say it’s a lie, line up 10 Nigerians and shoot them tomorrow, nothing will happen.
“The worst thing about Nigerians is that even if you say you are not committing any crime and they pick you up tomorrow, ‘We said it, he’s a thief,’ Nigerians will join and chorus it, and you will go to prison for nothing.”