A former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned the embedment of herdmen picture on the new e-passport.
Fani-Kayode who is a staunch critic of the ruling government pointed that greatest weakness in Nigerians is hatred.
See his full statement below on the issue.
I’ve come to the conclusion that it will take the dropping of a nuke on Nigeria before our people appreciate the fact that we have major problems. The greatest weakness of the Nigerian is his hatred for truth and his inability to empathise with the suffering of his compatriots.
Genocide is taking place in your nation but you don’t care as long as it does not affect u or urs. And those that point out the fact that terrible things are happening and that the animals that do those things must be stopped are subjected to nothing but disdain and insults.
What type of people are we? Who has blinded us and turned us into what we are? If it is a spell may God break it fast because our behaviour is abnormal. Nigerians love their oppressors and they hate their deliverers. They love to torment and hate resistance to tyranny and injustice.
I renounce and deplore violence but those that collaborate with hegemonists would do well to remember that during the Rwandan genocide Hutu militias did not just massacre Tutsis but they also massacred “moderate” Hutus who collaborated with the enemy and betrayed the Hutu cause.
We hope and pray that such a thing never happens in Nigeria because human life is sacred and precious. Violence and bloodshed is NEVER the way forward: it only leads to even more bloodshed and violence. We must settle our many differences with love and understanding.
Some say because American passports have cows and farmers embedded in one of its pages it is ok for us to have cows and Fulani herdsmen in ours! This is a specious ,ignorant and asinine assertion. I wonder if those that say such things and make such comparisons ever went to school?
Have the cattlemen and cowboys of America indulged in mass murder, ethnic cleansing and genocide? Have they been designated as the 4th most deadly terrorist org. in the world? Have they slaughtered hundreds of thousands of their fellow Americans over the last four years and…
.insisted on stealing their homes, farms and land and raping their wives and daughters? Some Nigerians need to get sense!