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Nigeria at 61: Independence Day celebration a charade, release Nnamdi Kanu now – HURIWA to Buhari

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Human Rights Writers Affiliation of Nigeria, HURIWA, has described the celebration of Nigeria’s 61st Independence as a charade.

The rights advocacy group additionally known as for fast launch of Nnamdi Kanu, chief of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB, and for the secessionist group to embrace real dialogues with the federal government.

The group opined that Nigeria in the meanwhile has met all the outline of a failed nation and backed its opinion with a current by the Council on International Relations (CFR) and the Harvard Kennedy College which stated that Nigeria as a nation is on the level of no return.

HURIWA additional famous that incompetence, ineptitude, insensitive, high-handedness and nepotic management has thrown the nation into catastrophe and woes.

The group stated the present administration has lowered the bar of excellent governance and has deserted Nigerians to the vagaries and uncertainties of conflicts entrepreneurs, arms smugglers, terrorists.

HURIWA stated that the President made the error of a life time by surrounding himself by these it described as ethnic warlords such Garba Shehu, amongst others, accusing the presidential aide of clearly working to advance the egocentric and pedestrian pursuits of his Fulani and Islamic teams and affiliations utilizing Public platform and assets.

HURIWA additionally challenged the President to provoke concrete, real and deep nationwide reconciliation and dialogue and examine the rising Ethno-religious vendetta and diatribes being stoked by Garba Shehu abd different ethno-religious warlords embedded in his authorities.

In an announcement signed by the Nationwide coordinator; Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, HURIWA carpeted the nation’s political class for his or her alleged collective and classical lack of management acumen and capability to handle the nation’s diversities.

“The expertise of Nigerians since 2015 has been piercing. Earlier than then, Nigeria was the third quickest rising financial system on this planet subsequent to China and India with a development charge of near seven per cent however the financial system contracted instantly after the swearing in of President Buhari who took greater than six months to represent his cupboard and sadly the cupboard ministers are principally opportunistic money guzzling politicians with zero dedication to Nigeria’s nationwide financial revolution and development.

“Thus, Nigeria has continued to meander the trail befitting failed, weak and “juvenile” states. A state that had very nice prospects.”

HURIWA averred that it was disturbing to notice that whereas Nigeria is the third most terrorized nation on this planet, subsequent to Afghanistan and Iraq, the Buhari led authorities actions are centered on cows in such a approach that Cows are safer in Nigeria than Nigerians simply because the herders are armed to the tooth to the information of Authorities authorities.

Additionally, HURIWA revealed that Nigeria’s public debt inventory, which has reached $84billion with debt service prices gulping about 80 p.c of whole authorities’s income, Nigeria’s exterior debt elevated by 117.4 per cent from $12.6 billion in 2015 to $27.4 billion by the top of 2019.

Moreover, the rights group expressed worries that between March and June 2020, a complete of $10.26 billion new debt was accredited by the Nationwide Meeting whereas different approvals for extra loans have been additionally given this 2021.

“Of the 4 administrations who’ve led Nigeria since her return to democracy in 1999, the present administration holds the worst file by way of financial development. Olusegun Obasanjo’s regime from 1999 to 2007 had a mean development charge of 6.9 per cent.

“His fast successor Umaru Musa Yar’Adua did even higher in his two years with a mean development charge of seven.6 per cent whereas Goodluck Jonathan delivered 5 per cent development charge in his six-year time period as President that resulted in 2015,” the group added.

Relatedly, HURIWA additionally used the event of the 61 independence celebration of Nigeria to name for cessation of conflicts and assaults within the South East of Nigeria so dialogue will be embraced.

HURIWA additional known as on IPOB to strictly enforced the suspension of the Monday’s sit at dwelling order in addition to the United Nations for intervention and the discharge of Kanu.

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