Former Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, on Monday, tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to take motion in addressing the rising insecurity, agitation and different associated hostilities in Nigeria.
Anyim, nonetheless, urged President Buhari to arrange a contemporary fee of inquiry as a option to nip within the bud the rising insecurity in Nigeria.
The previous Senate President made this identified in a press release signed and addressed to President Mohammadu Buhari and forwarded to DAILY POST.
The letter reads partly: “I’ve determined to do that open letter simply to make certain that it should get to you, as a result of I believe that the personal one didn’t get to you. Most significantly, I might not have bothered to write down you this letter if the unlucky and avoidable circumstances now we have discovered ourselves in, as a nation, haven’t continued to fester to the magnitude of threatening the material of the nation. This letter, due to this fact, is to get better my earlier suggestion which, I need to consider, didn’t get to you.
“The perilous threats to our nationwide sovereignty on the time you took over the reigns of energy in 2015 have been the Boko Haram insurgency within the North East; the armed agitation within the Niger Delta Area, and the IPOB agitation within the South East. Mr. President, in your assumption of workplace probably the most putting promise you made to the nation was to sort out insecurity with emphasis on reclaiming the territories occupied by Boko Haram.
“I need to admit that you simply did method the insecurity problem with commendable dedication however sadly, the problem, with time, turned hydra headed and little question went past your management.
“I want to notice that each violent agitation originates from a non-violent agitation that was not attended to. At the moment, Nigeria is bedeviled with violent and non-violent agitations. It is usually a incontrovertible fact that the present violent agitations originated from non-violent agitations e.g., Boko Haram began as a non-violent procession; the herders/farmers clashes which has
degenerated right into a lethal battle with many states now bloody theatre of conflict; ethnic conflicts in Kaduna, Ebonyi, Cross River, Benue, Plateau states and so forth.
“It’s escalating to an unmanageable scale; Armed Banditry in nearly all states of the federation notably Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna, Niger, Sokoto which has overwhelmed the Regulation enforcement companies, kidnapping which has develop into occupational in most elements of the nation.
“To worsen issues, Boko Haram, has acquired a brand new impetus that they now overrun the navy and have even expanded their base to Niger State. IPOB has develop into a regional problem. On the non-violent aspect, agitations for restructuring are scaling up in momentum, ethnic consciousness and allegiance even among the many elite are far eroding nationwide considerations. All these and lots of extra coupled with gross downturn within the nationwide financial, social and political house has develop into an obvious menace to our nationhood.
“I’m so as to add that it should be identified that navy actions and even overseas assist alone can not carry everlasting options to ethnic conflicts or nationality agitations. Mr. President, you might want to create a platform to listen to Nigerians out” he stated.
Anyim nonetheless, tasked President Buhari to arrange an pressing contemporary fee of inquiry to deal with these youths agitation and different insecurity that’s wracking havoc and threatening the unity of the nation.
“I make daring to advocate that Mr. President ought to make historical past by empaneling one other fee of inquiry to inquire into the violent and non-violent agitations in Nigeria and make suggestions on the immediate-, short- and long-term options as a means of first de-escalating the rising rigidity within the land and a course of for the renewal of our march to nationhood.
“It is very important notice that in a democracy, no motion is deemed profitable or accomplished till the buy-in-of the individuals is secured by means of a democratic course of. This buy-in- is an crucial that’s but to be pursued within the battle towards violent agitations in Nigeria. I need to say that so long as the individuals are not a part of the method of discovering options to the conflicts, a everlasting resolution shall be a mirage.
He nonetheless enumerated the advantage of the fee to incorporate; “The de-escalation of the present rigidity within the nation and creation of a platform for trade of concepts. It’s a pure Governmental strategy of addressing challenges of public significance. The report of such a fee will put in correct perspective and supply foundation for additional motion.
“It’ll supply the citizenry the chance and platform to share their considerations and to be heard. This helps to construct confidence and scale back animosity and mutual suspicion. It identifies the quick and distant causes of the present challenges and supply a framework for his or her decision.
“Such a fee will goal not solely to unravel the distant and quick causes but in addition decide the varied dimensions and outline them accordingly. E.g. democratic agitations shall be separated from violent crimes to the understanding of all. It’ll additionally seize the explanations for the agitations and the Justice thereto.
“Such a Fee will suggest immediate-, short- and long-term options and develop a roadmap in the direction of addressing them. Such roadmap used as a nationwide reference doc would information additional interactions and course of for implementation. Such doc would be the basis for a brand new Nigeria anchored on negotiated settlement derived from the legitimacy bestowed by citizen participation and the credibility of the fee” he added.
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