Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has known as on President Muhammadu Buhari to place into apply what he mentioned about justice, equity and dialogue on the ground of the United Nations General Assembly when he addressed the world physique final Friday.
Buhari, whereas calling for the reform of the UN, had mentioned that “without justice, the legitimacy (even efficacy) of our organisation is called to question.”
He had additionally known as for dialogue between Israel and Palestine to resolve their variations including that the skirmish between the 2 nations bordered on “the question of justice, fairness and equity”.
Elsewhere in his speech, the Nigerian president additionally talked concerning the dedication of his administration to the respect of human rights.
Picking holes within the president’s speech, Afenifere, in a launch signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Jare Ajayi, acknowledged that ethnic nationalities and different involved stakeholders in Nigeria had been calling for dialogue to resolve “Nigeria’s issues” for lengthy, however the federal authorities below President Buhari had not solely been ignoring them however hounding these calling for such dialogue.
Afenifere mentioned, “It is interesting, perhaps comforting, that the Nigerian authorities realise that dialogue is the way to go in resolving knotty issues. It is however hypocrisy of the highest order for the same authorities to be prescribing this to foreign authorities while describing those calling for the same thing at home as ‘hate speech makers’ and separatists.”
“We, as Afenifere, commend the heroic efforts of the Nigerian Army but it is a fact that the activities of terrorists appear to be more expanding rather than receding going by the submission of the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, that over 330,000 Nigerian refugees are languishing in neighbouring countries due to insurgency and armed banditry in the North-East and North-West.
“This is as well as Kaduna State Governor El Rufai that advocated for the military to be decentralised. The level of insecurity in the country has got so bad that the authorities of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) advised youth corps members to always let their people prepare a ransom to be paid in case they are kidnapped in the course of travelling from one point to another while in service.
“We call on the government to immediately allow states to transform their respective security networks into state police with all the powers appertaining thereto.”