Insecurity: Enough Is Enough, Youths Tell Buhari
Youths Tell Buhari Enough Is Enough over Insecurity
The National Executive Council of the 407 Nigeria Ethnic Nationalities Youth Leaders Council (NENYLC) Thursday urged the Federal Government to be more proactive in dealing with the insecurity in the country.
Its President-General, Terry Obieh, told reporters in Abuja that Nigeria youths could not continue to witness daily mindless killing of Nigerians in their numbers.
He said: “We say today that enough is enough and urge the security agencies to sit up.
“We’ve heard so many words without action from the government, we’ve had enough rehearsed condolence messages from the government, what we demand now is an end to the massacre of Nigerians under whatever guise”.
He said that the council also took notice of the pervasive corruption in Nigeria which had impeded development with resulting infrastructural decay across the country.
“The humongous annual budget of the country has not in any way translated to development. There are no commensurate development indices vis-a-vis the trillions of naira released every year as capital expenditure.
“The reason for this gap is not farfetched, it is buried in the graveyard of corruption,” he said.
He also said the council remained resolute on its position on the need for a united Nigeria.
He cautioned politicians against inflammatory statements ahead of the 2023 general elections.
He said, “We urge politicians to put the interest of the country above themselves. They should see themselves as vehicles for national cohesion and not as agents of disunity. This is why we note with serious concern some unguarded utterances by political actors across the country, especially with regards to the 2023 general elections.”