NIGERIA LEADERS, LEADING NIGERIA TO LAWLESSNESS, GROUP WARNS.
A coalition of 406 indigenous youth groups in Nigeria and the Diaspora on Saturday called on President Muhammdu Buhari and the 36 state governors to immediately save the country from collapse.
This is a sign that if government officials in Nigeria did not do something fast it will result to the country been thrown into the state of anarchy.
The groups, under the aegis of the Nigerian Ethnic Nationality Youth Leaders Forum (NENYLF), also appealed to Buhari to order the immediate release of Omoyele Sowore, who was detained for allegedly planning #RevolutionNow Movement protest.
The groups spoke on the state of the nation in a joint statement signed by Alhaji Yerima Shettima of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), who doubles as chairman of NENYLF; Aremo Oladotun Hassan, President of the Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide; Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, President General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide and Barr. Pereotubo Oweilaemi, President, Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide.
According to them, the country now faced obvious signs of anarchy and that no responsible government and its leadership could continue to fold their arms pretending that all is well.
They listed some of the challenges facing the country to include “serial political imbalance and hydra-headed government’s policies.”
They demanded for ‘a new people’s national dialogue document master plan immediately to “salvage the ailing ship of the nation from imminent total collapse, in view of the ongoing premeditated and inciteful actions from various groups intended to cause full breakdown of law and order.”
The coalition decried the crippling effect of corruption on the economy, political rifts, continued attacks by armed bandits and terrorists, kidnappings and killings of peace-loving Nigerians across the nation.
The coalition there by urged Nigerian president And all the 36 states governors to do something fast in order to save Nigeria the giant of African from shame.
According to the groups, steps must be taken urgently to show the will power of democracy at work, and protect the civil rights of the citizens, preserve constitutional authority and sovereignty of the government.
They urged the authorities to ensure that the various regions of the country did not remain breeding grounds for terrorism, wanton kidnapping, daily killings, corruption inflicted economy and nepotism.
“We shall be demanding that President Muhammadu Buhari set all machinery of government in motion to kick-start the convocation of a National Dialogue ahead 30th September to 1st October, 2019.
The coalition group made the above known to the general public recently.