Runtown – Every Nigerian’s Dream Is To Make Much Money And Leave The Country

As Nigerians regret the disturbing increment in police severity and shout out for a conclusion to the mistreatment, vocalist, Runtown, shares in his very own words, his contemplations on the shrewdness of police mercilessness and the encounters of the majority both rich and poor.

In his words, Runtown in an article distributed on Guardian composed, ‘As it shows up, setting aside enough cash to leave the nation has now turned into the Nigerian dream’.

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It’s been more than two months since Nigeria’s general races and the strain that is a result of vivacious political crusades and a tussle for power has faded away. Contingent upon who you ask, one vote at any given moment, the general population have decided the destiny of each applicant that competed for office and in a long time, recently chosen pioneers will be sworn into office over the 36 conditions of Nigeria.

Basic for approaching pioneers, both chosen and delegated, to note is that there is a hanging obligation to empty the rising strain that originates from police mercilessness and a pressing need to make Nigeria bearable for the adolescent. As it shows up, setting aside enough cash to leave the nation has now turned into the Nigerian dream. It has been said that the nation loses a troubling number of specialists to the UK, US and Canada consistently and what’s more terrible is that the Nigerian medicinal services framework is in critical need of specialists.

This nerve racking loss of splendid scholars and gifted people rises above the therapeutic world. I consider Tanitoluwa Adewunmi, the 10-year-old Nigerian kid who as of late turned into a chess champion in the US in the wake of escaping Nigeria with his folks over fear monger assaults by Boko Haram in the north. What might have been his destiny had his folks not looked for haven in the US?

My heart has as of late been loaded with thunderings because of dread. Dread for my wellbeing and maybe progressively serious, the dread of losing a friend or family member to what has now turned into an endless exhibit of carelessness by certain officers of the Nigerian Police Force.

As a youthful Nigerian who very well fits the depiction of what individuals from the now disputable enemy of cultism/theft unit of the police power, SARS (known for propagating this hazard) think about an objective, I every so often feel uneasy. I am a player in the nation’s excitement segment and the idea of my activity makes me seem “flighty”. My hair is now and then twisted and once in a while smothered. Ordinarily, I move around with a workstation, ride in an extravagant vehicle and indeed, I claim an iPhone which as indicated by a few unfortunate casualty/witness reports, makes me a moment suspect to the police.

Good for me, I have a place in the class of individuals who can in some cases manage the cost of unique security. Be that as it may, it is astounding that nowadays, we are pushed to at times employ men of the power to fill in as security and insurance against individual officers. A portion of my associates have been casualties of police terrorizing and I can just envision the rankling level of severe treatment that regular Nigerians are liable to. On days when I can’t manage the cost of exceptional security, what turns into my destiny? Do I need to drive by open transport, set away the gadgets that fill in as instruments for my ordinary dealings or trim my hair in an offer to feel safe?

The facts confirm that the nation isn’t free of guilty parties. Pleasantly, Internet-based wrongdoing is at an unsurpassed high. In any case, needful to note is that really directed web based organizations are likewise at a record-breaking high. Cell phones and PCs have turned out to be fundamental apparatuses. For what it’s worth in different parts, youthful Nigerians are utilizing the web as an instrument to intensify their inventiveness, get to endless important data, champion diversion evolving thoughts, scale up their new companies and by expansion, make employments.

Given the truth of the present computerized driven world, law requirement organizations must start to send knowledge driven strategies to do just and compelling policing. Criminal location ought not be led exclusively dependent on an individual’s appearance. Blameless youthful Nigerians ought not be annoyed, brutalized or more regrettable, killed over unbelievable reasons like owning an extravagant cell phone or wearing an outlandish hair-do.

I have had arrangement of reflections over the ongoing killings of honest youthful Nigerians like Kolade Johnson and the guiltless young woman, Ada Ifeanyi whose lives were stopped by men of the power to the ridiculous term, “unintentional release”. Various quiet challenges have been held and a variety of against police-mercilessness crusades have been propelled crosswise over online networking. Guarantees to rebuild the police power have been made – however our existence recommends that no kind of reorganization has occurred.

I figure out how to reveal to myself consistently that the exercises around the as of late finished up general races is maybe in charge of influencing the consideration of the administration since her quiet in the midst of the objection of Nigerians has been extremely boisterous. The general population are being pushed to the divider and stifled against it. There is a critical need to check this hazard before we wind up in an avoidable national disaster.

Growing up, we were informed that the police is our companion yet as the years pass by, this guarantee has turned out to be increasingly more unrealistic. In spite of the fact that my soul is rankled, my message isn’t that of shock, it is one of confidence. This isn’t a simple call, however I advise everybody to pick trust since I realize that the option is one that will abandon all of us in chaos.

In truth, my confidence is unstable, however I anticipate when seeing an outfitted officer will never again move dread. When Nigeria will never again lose its human resources and forward scholars to different nations because of low pay, absence of foundation and general disregard. When chosen pioneers will maintain the honesty and convey compassion.

1 Comment

  1. Adi Nwubu

    May 20, 2019 at 12:03 am

    Runtown funny you

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