From a careful analysis of revolutions, here are some things that may happen if Omoleye Sowore’s #RevolutionNow starts:
- Foreigners may leave the country. Western capitals might issue negative travel advisory against Nigeria. Consequently, tourists and investors might leave in droves or cancel trips.
- The price of crude oil might sky rocket. Nigeria is one of the major exporters if crude oil. So, any instability in Nigeria is bound to send shockwaves to the global economy. Nigeria might not benefit financially from such rise in oil prices if the revolution affects its ability to drill/export crude oil.
- The international media will beam its searchlight on Nigeria in negative light (why not news that Nigeria has started an alternative to android, or successfully sent an astronaut to the moon!?). The Federal Government might respond by hiring social media influencers to tell its own side of the story. At the end of the day, the whole back and forth might just be Nigeria washing its dirty linen in public.
- Banks, schools and offices might remain closed, disrupting the everyday flow of activities.
- Food prices might rise, leading to hunger.
In consideration of all these unpalatable possibilities, we advice the Federal Government to constitute a high-powered delegation to hear Omoleye Sowore out. They should also immediately implement at least some of his group’s demands.