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I Stayed With the DSS For 5 Months In Abuja; There’s Nothing They Do Other Than Watch BBNaija – Omoyele Sowore

Omoyele Sowore, a Nigerian human rights activist, spoke about the Department of State Services (DSS) and other concerns in Nigeria at the University of Ibadan in Oyo State. As an introduction, he discussed his five-month stay with the DSS and makes a hilarious remark about the DSS staff’s perceived lack of productivity due to their viewing of the reality TV show “BB Naija” at that time.

 

 

In a video published by Sahara TV, Sowore discussed bigger issues in Nigeria, including the rising price of petrol and the government’s intentions to convert vehicles to run on compressed natural gas (CNG). In the absence of even the most fundamental facilities, like properly functioning air conditioning in university lecture halls, he doubts the viability of such transformations.

“Most of you knew I spent five months in Abuja with the DSS, and I’m sure the DSS is here; all they do is watch BB Naija, Does that appear to be a…. They’re all here, with some sticking closer to Tacha and the others hanging around with the other girls for the duration of my visit. I’m saying it here in the open: the DSS has zero new ideas. If you wish to get past security at the DSS headquarters, there are several floors where there are no cameras, but the DSS will plant cameras to make it look like everything is fine. People in our country are complaining that gas is too expensive, so many of them are converting their cars to run on compressed natural gas (CNG). In a country where classroom air conditioning is unavailable, researchers are looking into ways to compress petrol for use in cars that formerly burned petrol. Can that even happen? We’ve been here since the morning, have we not? The University of Ibadan is unable to install an air conditioner for this room, which can hold up to 200 people.”

(Time stamp 6:59)

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