Written by Johnson Babajide, Makurdi Sunday, 12 August 2012
Speaker, Benue State House of Assembly, Hon. David Iorhemba has lamented the growing rate of lawlessness in the country which he said was capable of causing a crack on the nation.
The speaker gave the lamentation when members of 'Rebuild Nigeria Initiative' met with him in his office at the weekend.
Iorhemba said Nigerians do not obey and respect the law and also do not attach values to whatever they do, stressing: “Just of recent, I visited South Africa and the manner the people there obeyed traffic rules was amazing. In the night, you see motorists waiting for signals before moving ahead but this is not the case in Nigeria.
“We made law banning local gin (ogogoro) in this state but you still see people even early in the morning gather at ogogoro joint. An okada rider, after a trip, will also stop over and take a shot", He added: “Is this the fault of leaders? Not at all. So, the followers also breach the law at will,” he said.
According to him, “the constitution is being observed in breach.”
He expressed optimism that with the coming of the association, a non-governmental organisation, the nation may have a rebirth.
While stressing that violence and terrorism had brought about cracks, Ioremba described the project as a noble one that needs the support of all and sundry.
lawless sounds polite....rotten is appropriate
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