By: Abayomi Adeshida
An American based mostly Advocacy Expert and President, Equal Rights for People Living With Disabilities International Incorporation, Chief Eric Nwabueze Ufom has thrown his weight behind the choice of President Muhammadu to retain the present set of Service Chiefs on hos administration regardless of calls from completely different quarters for Buhari to alleviate them of their duties.
Chief Ufom, nonetheless, warned that past the choice of the President to retain them, the efforts of the Senior Officers and the whole safety structure would come to nought if the federal government ought to fail to make use of spirited efforts to deal with the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) amongst those that are on the lowest rung of the society in the direction of the seek for lasting peace.
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According to him, “it was good for the President to inform the Service Chiefs that their greatest is mot sufficient, however the nation doesn’t want one other set of Service Chiefs at the moment with none important change within the constructions on utilized by the identical officers who’re already on the twilight of their careers.
“Remember that the President himself was as soon as of their footwear and he will need to have understood that he wants the expertise of the present crop of the management of the Services to maintain the scale back the actions of the insurgents.
“Unfortunately, this technique will solely work for a short while as a result of going with the day by day stories of wanton lack of lives and property throughout the nation, the nation may expertise mass desertion by the navy and a collapse of the whole safety of the nation ‘It isn’t roo late but for presidency to concentrate to the over twenty million beggars and road urchins throughout the which are rising day by day with the lack of locations of abode, ancestral properties and pure habitats.
“These persons are deserted at Internally Displaced Peoples camps day by day.
“The most pathetic a part of the woes befalling the nation is the truth that most of those camps are locations initially constructed as faculties and vocation centres.
Also throughout the prolonged phone interview, he warned members of the Nigerian Northern Governors Forum (NNGF) to take the lead by redesigning the wheels by paying due consideration to serving to the Almajiris to remedy them of the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that has fuelled their resolve to contribute to the insecurity throughout the nation.
Chief Ufom who stated he has been an professional within the subject of advocacy for over thirty years spoke from Houston, Texas within the United States of America.
He instructed Vanguard that he was giving the recommendation with the understanding that the fame of his non-profit group, Equal Rights for People Living With Disabilities International Incorporation was on the road.
During the phone interview, Chief Ufom completely faulted the choice of the Governors to banish Almajiris from their States to different elements of the nation as a result of it will all the time deliver the nation on its knees and have an effect on the nation in some ways.
Responding to a query from this reporter on the causes and lasting options to insecurity throughout Nigeria, Chief Ufom stated, “with all due respect, the Northern Governors Forum made a grave mistake by relocating Almajiria from their States and spreading the woes throughout the nation as an alternative of utilizing the identical sources to collect these underprivileged compatriots and remedy them of a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that has been with them from delivery.
“The Governors took that unsuitable determination to banish Almajiria from their States out of insincerity of objective, buck-passing and blindness from the momentary immunity they presently take pleasure in.
“They have positioned themselves above the identical society that bred these youngsters into poverty, raised on the streets the place lots of the Almajiis die of starvation and pure situations that ought to not have taken their lives if the federal government cared about them.
“The trauma continues with every election cycle when politicians hold their households overseas and rent the hungry boys into camps, arm them and provides them stipends that may barely feed them and inventory their rising medication and narcotics-ridden way of life.
“Now that they’re in workplace, they all of a sudden realised the necessity to shake off the road urchins from their backs and the resultant results is the day by day stories of rising circumstances of kidnappings for ransom, bandits assaults and unexplainable hearth incidences in large markets throughout the nation.
“The resolution will come when the individuals in authorities have a sincerity of objective and switch this enormous military into worthwhile residents.
“There are conventions of the United Nations that defend the rights of each citizen which are being violated when these persons are being pressured to relocate from the locations they select to stay.
“Once those in government remember that their term in power is temporary, they can pay deserved attention in making the society safe for everyone as guaranteed by several chatters and conventions of the United Nations to which Nigeria is a signatory,” he concluded.