Rise in Impunity and Insecurity: Enact Law to punish offenders, Eze Silas urges Nigerian Government
Worried by the gross impunity as demonstrated by the present day Nigerian leaders, the former chairman, Isuikwuato Council of Traditional Rulers, HRM Eze Silas Chukwu, the Ibina (1) of Ibudu Uturu, in Abia State has urged to the federal government led by President Mohammadu Buhari to enact a Law that would checkmate activities of every citizen.
The royal father who is a Member of Southeast Traditional Rulers Council, as well as National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria, bemoaned the spate of insecurity in the country blamed same on the lawlessness of Nigerian leaders, as he advised the federal government to make a Law that would guide the behaviours of every citizen.
Eze Silas stated this in an exclusive interview with famousreporters.com, in Umuahia, the capital of Abia State, insisting on the implementation of the ‘Rule of Law’.
He maintained that implementing the ‘Rule of Law’ would help minimize impunity and insecurity committed by both leaders and some citizens.
Hear him: “When you do something bad you don’t fear about the consequences. Let them enact a law. When you act contrarily to the law, you suffer the punishment. This will reduce the level of social vices and illegalities rampaging the country. No person is above the Law even the President, if you find him wanting, then he has to resign and not rally him round and begin to make suggestions.
“Unfortunately, our political elites these days have been bought over unlike in the days when my father did politics; it was the electorates that elect candidates who would go and represent them but this time you buy it with money.
Continuing, he said: “My take is that if Nigeria can go back to the drawing board, let us set up a Law. We don’t have a Law and that is why our security is porous.
If you defraud your company, organization or your country and you are caught and proved guilty, you’ll be imprisoned and there shall be an instant forfeiture of whatever you acquired from the that fraudulent act. If you are an armed robber, you merit to be killed so that you don’t spread it. Every other illicit behaviour will be dealt with critically.
Meanwhile, he argued that the rate of restiveness as displayed by some citizens could be ‘put at bay’ if Nigerian leaders respond to the yearnings of the masses thus ameliorating their suffering.
“How can somebody loot his local government, state or country abroad and then stuck it up abroad and tomorrow his children are sent abroad to study? We all own this Nigeria together. This people that are clamouring for one thing or the other, if you put them in good positions, they won’t do that. Nobody eats soup without salt and is happy. To wear good shoes and shirts is good for everyone.
“Not when you go to House of Assembly, Senate, representative, you build your own house. You went there to represent the people, it’s not your house. Before now, you hear about impeachment at various levels but now, there’s no more impeachment because it’s a kangaroo arrangement.
On the constant massacring of prominent Igbo sons in recent times, and whether or not it is ideal for the ideology “one Nigeria to subsist, he said, “I don’t think it is safe”, as described the act of shedding the blood of fellow fellow human beings as an awful deed.
He said: “It’s not safe for us. Shedding the blood of fellow fellow human beings is an awful deed.
As a person, it takes me time to even kill a fowl. If I jam a fowl or lizard crossing the road, I would stop at that spot and literally cry in my heart not to talk of a human being that was carried in the womb for nine months. You that kill, do you ever put yourself in the shoes of your victims? If someone else kills you, will you still live? Every life should be valued. We don’t need to kill anyone.”
Meanwhile, he used the medium to congratulate HRM Eze Pst. (Amb.) Philip Ajomiwe, Ndu (1) of Oriendu, on his new yam festival, saying “it’s in line with the culture of our land. And as my friend, I’ve decided to come and say congratulations to him. May God grant him long life such that by this time next year, we’ll celebrate it more than he did this year.”