Kemi Lala Akindoju, Nollywood actress, says it is troubling that elected leaders pretend as if all is well amid widespread insecurity and killing of citizens.
In a Twitter thread on Tuesday, the 34-year-old thespian said the worsening situation of things in the country is due to a lack of empathy among the leaders.
Akindoju said it is unfortunate that incessant killings are gradually becoming a norm in the country. She added that in spite of attendant outrage from the public, nothing has improved.
“Do the lives of Nigerians not matter to our leaders??? What’s more troubling is how our leaders carry on as though all is well. Like they continue attending events and giving speeches like everything is rosy in this country,” she wrote.
“Things happen, people get killed, people are kidnapped, people are harassed, there’s an uproar and our leaders act like nothing happened.
“The thing actually confuses me. The last time Mr Macaroni and other peaceful protesters were beaten and harassed like criminals-after we shouted here- did anything happen??? Did the governor of the state address it?
“Insecurity is on the rise, nobody is safe, killings are now normal around the country and we all live in fear. Yet, our leaders just look away. Not even an attempt to show empathy for the people that put them there.”
The movie star said the failure of the leaders to walk their talk has continued to stifle efforts toward meaningful development in the country.
“One second, we believe that we can actually work together and build the Nigeria of our dreams. The next second our leaders remind us that we are just a joke to them,” she added.
“It is why we outsource common sense to prayer in Nigeria. God has given us all we need yet…… on June 12, these same leaders will celebrate democracy day and start giving speeches.”
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