• Short Summary

    Nigeria's military government is stepping-up its campaign against corruption, mismanagement and indiscipline at all levels in Nigeria society.Preliminary hearings into corruption and abuse of office against former politicians and civil administrators have already begun and on March 21 the government launched its war against indiscipline.One of the first areas under attack is illegal street trading in the capital Lagos.The military government of Major-General Buhari has promulgated a decree forbidding the street trading, a major source of income for many thousands of Lagos people.Police have already begun arresting street vendors and confiscating their wares.The campaign is also designed to foster greater personal and social discipline with Nigerians being urged to queue for buses in an orderly fashion.The crackdown on indiscipline was announced by Brigadier Tunde Idiagbon, a member of the Nigerian Supreme Military Council.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXTERIOR National Theatre
    0.05

    2.
    SV PULL BACK TO GV Posters in theatre
    0.11

    3.
    SV Brigadier Tunde Idiagbon speaking in English (SOT)
    1.26

    4.
    SV TRACKING SHOT Street traders
    1.38

    5.
    SV Policemen arresting illegal street traders and confiscating goods
    1.52

    6.
    SV PULL BACK TO GV Traders illegally selling on main road
    2.00

    7.
    TS & SVs People jumping queue to board bus (3 shots)
    2.18

    8.
    SV PULL BACK TO GV People chasing bus down street
    2.24


    TRANSCRIPT - SEQUENCE THREE:



    BRIGADIER TUNDE IDIAGBON: "I want you to bear in mind the need to emphasise self-discipline and leadership by good example. Begin by drawing public attention to little but important everyday manifestations of indiscipline such as rushing into buses, driving on the wrong side of the road, littering the streets, parks and dwelling compounds, cheating, taking undue advantage of scarcity to inflate prices for quick monetary gains, constituting ourselves into public nuisances, walking without commitment and devoting little or no time to the upbringing of our children. Up to this moment there has been no formal declaration of war against indiscipline, it is my pleasure therefore to declare today a launching day for the war against indiscipline."





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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Nigeria's military government is stepping-up its campaign against corruption, mismanagement and indiscipline at all levels in Nigeria society.Preliminary hearings into corruption and abuse of office against former politicians and civil administrators have already begun and on March 21 the government launched its war against indiscipline.One of the first areas under attack is illegal street trading in the capital Lagos.The military government of Major-General Buhari has promulgated a decree forbidding the street trading, a major source of income for many thousands of Lagos people.Police have already begun arresting street vendors and confiscating their wares.The campaign is also designed to foster greater personal and social discipline with Nigerians being urged to queue for buses in an orderly fashion.The crackdown on indiscipline was announced by Brigadier Tunde Idiagbon, a member of the Nigerian Supreme Military Council.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADIMD2EIXNM2CZI1FSCC52M8HG
    Media URN:
    VLVADIMD2EIXNM2CZI1FSCC52M8HG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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