Popular Nigerian Actress and producer, Kemi Lala Akindoju, has expressed her frustrations with the present level of insecurity in the country. She took to her verified Twitter account on Tuesday in a long thread, as she expressed her concerns on the state of the country, stressing on the fact that our leaders are nonchalant about the security challenges people face everyday.
She wrote, “Do the lives of Nigerians not matter to our leaders? What is 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. Things happen, people get killed, people are kidnapped, people are harassed. There’s uproar and our leaders act as 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, killing is 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 constitution was supposedly being reviewed and it was done for just two days. Meanwhile, we know how much time and resources go into election campaigns and political rallies.
“Panels were set up to investigate police brutality, again, another sham. 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. 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. El-oh-el.”
The actress added that Nigeria has left her heartbroken and disenfranchised, adding she is no longer interested in building the Nigeria of her dream.