Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has tasked president Muhammadu Buhari to urgently take practical, verifiable and transparent steps to resolve the widening frontiers of insecurities afflicting millions of Nigerian citizen.
The Rights group lamented that Nigeria of 2021 is afflicted by monumental cases of food insecurity, job insecurity, human insecurity, energy/fuel insecurity, and the rising spate of security threats and breaches on the Nigerian schools and the abductions of citizens which constitute grave crimes against humanity.
HURIWA has therefore called on the government to declare as terrorist, armed Fulani herdsmen and bandits who have been abducting school children all over the Country.
HURIWA has also carpeted the Federal Cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari for their inability to nip in the bud the food blockades imposed unilaterally by a Northern based Cattle trade union”.
“We think that the time is very ripe for Mr. President to review his economic, political and Agricultural blueprints with a view to introducing and ensuring the implementation of programmes, projects and initiatives that have excellent utilitarian value to the greatest percentage of Nigerians.”
HURIWA also called on President Buhari to carry out immediate forensic audits of the workings of all his political appointees with a view to sacking all those who have constituted heavy cogs in the economic wheel of progress in the job, energy, agricultural and public procurement sectors of the economy just as the Rights group said the President should sack about Fifty percent of his cabinet ministers for non-performance.
HURIWA lamented that corruption and crass incompetence has opened up Nigeria to the vagaries of ethno-religious divisions to an extent that agricultural producers based largely in the North are blackmailing Nigerian citizens living in the South with a blockade of all agricultural products even when crude oil supplies which is the source of Nigeria’s revenue come from the South and the revenues are redistributed across board irrespective of the location of the subnational entity.
The right advocacy group tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to bring to an end the unilateral food blockade by the North against the South or stop the redistribution of crude oil resources to the North of Nigeria.
“We urge the president to be a statesman and change his cabinet and bring in Nigerians competent enough to work as patriots to bridge the yawning gaps between Northern Nigeria and South so as to stop any imminent civil strife”.
“We blame the absence of reputable statesmen and women in the current Federal cabinet for the rising cases of political squabbles and discord threatening to tear apart Nigeria. Imagine a cabinet whereby the minister of Justice Abubakar Malami and the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Council on Corruption Professor Itse Sagay are busy exchanges unprintable words with the justice minister calling Professor If we Sagay an old man with delusions whereas Professor Sarah says Malami keeps friend a who are criminals and who will undermine the workings of EFCC. A house that is divided can not stand. How will Nigeria make progress when Corruption, executive lawlessness, and gross indiscipline, squabbles are the hallmarks of the Federal Executive Council?”