Elder statesman and former Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Abubakar Tsav, has said that Nigeria would have been among the developed nations of the world if it had tapped into the inventions of Biafra after the civil war.
According to Sun News Online, when asked if it is healthy for the ruling party (All Progressives Congress) to control the National Assembly For an emerging democracy like Nigeria, the former super cop explains:
“If we want to be fair to everybody, we should have a very strong opposition that can rise up and say, Mr President, what you are doing is not right, and that will take some debates sometimes before it came to conclusion, but when you have people in the NASS, who will just move like a wind, it will not help us.”
“I only pray that people who are coming now are those who have the interest of the people at heart and are God-fearing; they are not just there to make money, but are there to serve the nation.
“Since the end of the civil war, we have not been progressing as a nation because during the civil war for instance, when the Biafrans were confined to their territory, they had no option than to device a means of survival and they were able to manufacture bombs, mines, refine petroleum products, and other technological feats.
“If we had accepted, by the time the war was over, by now we would have gone very far beyond where we are today; we would have been technologically advanced.
“We never attained that because we are not united, we are corrupt and selfish.
“If we had tapped the ingenuity of the Biafrans, those inventions, etc, Nigeria would have been far ahead than what we are today, but unfortunately, corruption came in because everybody wanted to make money for himself; that is why we are in this sorry state now. Through corruption, people are making so much money that they don’t know the number of houses they have, and that is why we are still struggling that we cannot produce ordinary toothpick in this country; we cannot produce handkerchief in this country.
“All these things are imported from different countries of the world. It is a big shame indeed.”