Why There Is Insecurity In Nigeria, Solution — Ohanaeze Spokesman
As COSCON call for abrogation of security vote and immunity clause Condemns frequent oversea tour by Nigeria governors and political office holders
The spokesman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Mazi Chuks Ibegbu has stated why there is insecurity in Nigeria.
He blamed it on elite insensitivity, looting of our commonwealth by government officials which leave the people and youths pauperized, inadequate training for security agents and nepotism in their recruitment, kids glove treatment of armed killer herdsmen by government officials and the Presidency, parasitism by the ruling elites who corner the commonwealth of the people to their bottomless pockets, culture of impunity in high and low places, injustice and inequality between the haves and have-nots, and the excessive breeding of the population which leads to population explosion especially of the youth strata.
The population of idle youths in Nigeria is much caused by uncontrolled breeding especially in the North, Ibegbu noted.
“There are more than 20million idle almajiris in the North, 7million area boys in the west and 10 million militants and idle hands drawn into IPOB and MASSOB in the East and South South respectively Ibegbu noted.
“When you have this angry youth population in the country you can imagine the consequences,” Ibegbu remarked.
The elites in the North now travel from Kaduna to Abuja by rail to avoid being kidnapped along the road. The elites in the East and South South have no functional rail to travel to so they must face the kidnappers along East -West road . The elites in the South west are luckier, They can go by air or sea and some along the risky Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
So nowhere is safe anymore in Nigeria, not even barracks , Ibegbu noted, except perhaps Aso Rock and state Government Houses.
On the way forward Ibegbu called on Nigeria elites and ruling class to repent and address the needs of the youths and common masses else they will have no peace. Since they sowed the wind, they will continue to reap the whirlwind , Ibegbu finalised.
In another development, the Coalition Of Civil Society Organisations Of Nigeria, the umbrella body of all civil society groups in Nigeria have called for the abrogation of the Security Vote given to Governors and political office holders which they do not account to anybody.
Such money should be channeled to security agents directly to secure our country as the Governors divert the money to their pockets, Edomobi Promise, the Director of Programmes of the groups stated recently .
Promise called for review of immunity clause, and checkmating of the rate Nigerian Governors and politicians travel overseas .
According to Edomobi Promise, the Governors waste public funds on such jamboree as they hardly attract any foreign investor in such tours by buy up houses, assets and other items overseas as well as stashing public funds outside the country.
Promise also condemned the 23.7 billion naira the National Assembly allotted itself as severance pay and the 3 billion set aside to pay past Heads of States, even those that thwarted the democratic will of the people.
Promise threatened to roll out the civil society bloc in Nigeria if the National Assembly go ahead to disburse such illegal severance pay or the payment to past Heads of states.