The Affiliation of Journalists for United Nigeria higher generally known as Journalists for United Nigeria (JUN), has requested Nigerians to hunt peace in any respect value.
Convener of the group, Fredrick Nwabufo, a journalist and columnist made the decision in a press convention in Abuja on Tuesday, the place he identified that JUN is strictly non-partisan and isn’t a stress or foyer group.
Addressing the press, Nwabufo identified that the usurpation of energy by the Taliban in Afghanistan and the following turmoil within the nation regardless of a long time of army help by highly effective international locations, similar to the USA of America, is a warning to all on why peace-loving residents should defend and protect Nigeria’s peace and safety.
He maintained that there is no such thing as a salvation within the West or within the East, calling on Nigerians, who he described because the potter, to construct Nigeria with their very own arms.
‘’The occasions within the nation not too long ago name for patriots to stand up and maintain the fort. We can’t palliate the enormity of the challenges that confront us as a individuals right this moment,” he stated.
Based on Nwabufo, that is the time for Nigerians of all ranges to come back collectively and demand on peace, togetherness and unity of the nation.
”We should embrace peace-building as a path to peace in our communities. We’d like state safety, however it’s a lot simpler when we’re not propagating hate and division.
‘’Nigeria is ours. Nigeria is value preventing for. As a peace and nationwide unity advocate, Affiliation of Journalists for United Nigeria (JUN) higher generally known as Journalists for United Nigeria (JUN) calls on all Nigerians and significant stakeholders within the nation to make the pursuit of peace at this tempestuous epoch in our evolution a bounden obligation.
JUN maintained that whereas it’s inside the rights of anybody to agitate for secession and self-determination, anybody or group embarking on such agitation should be sure violence and coercion in any kind are averted.
‘’We should denounce violence in all types by all actors,” the group stated, including that “violence shouldn’t be discovered amongst civilised human species.”
‘’We want to emphasise that self-determination is a common proper, however taking over arms to kill residents and safety brokers pivots on the bounds of terrorism. All Nigerians ought to pursue constitutional means in no matter they search. The price of warfare is bigger than the value of peace. There aren’t any actual victors in a warfare — solely dying and destruction.
‘’We acknowledge among the basic points behind these agitations – social inequality, poverty, unemployment, injustice and corruption. These are points affecting all of the peoples of Nigeria. Each Nigerian is marginalised. And it is a consequence of management failure over time. We ask the federal government to look into the underlying causes of those agitations – past deploying drive. We can’t efficiently deal with the metastasising most cancers if we don’t surgically handle the basis causes.
‘’We advise that the federal government make use of peace-building initiatives, dialogue the place needed and maintain out the olive department when practicable.
‘’*Part 24b of the 1999 Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) says “it shall be the obligation of each citizen to assist to reinforce the ability, status and good title of Nigeria, defend Nigeria”. JUN attracts its mandate from this part of the structure*.
‘’We’d like in abundance residents who might be Nigerians. It’s our view that solely journalists match into this.
JUN stated that Journalists should rise to the event and mobilise each the political class and the populace to imbibe our togetherness..
A number of teams in numerous elements of the nation are at the moment calling for breakup of Nigeria and are demanding for separate republics.
Whereas the Indigenous Folks of Biafra, IPOB, and different like-minded teams are holding sway within the South East, the Yoruba Nation, a bunch demanding for Oduduwa Republic is gaining energy by the day within the South West.
And JUN appealed to Nigerians to place the unity, peace and safety of the nation above all different issues.
The decision is coming a couple of days after Afghanistan plunged into turmoil after Taliban took over the nation, invaded Kabul, the nation’s capital and occupied the Presidency.
This occurred after the USA of America pulled out its army after spending about twenty years within the warfare ravaged nation.
Nonetheless, Russian Ambassador to Afghanistan, Dmitry Zhirnov, on Tuesday stated he had a optimistic and constructive assembly in Kabul with representatives of the Taliban.
“These had been representatives of the senior administration of Taliban within the metropolis. The assembly was optimistic and constructive. Taliban representatives stated that the Taliban motion has probably the most pleasant, the most effective strategy to Russia. They confirmed the embassy’s safety ensures,” Zhirnov stated in an interview with Russian state TV channel, Russia 24.
“There might be no obstacles to the embassy’s actions. There might be no deterioration in standing in comparison with the earlier authorities. All our wants might be met,” he added.
The ambassador burdened that this assembly was of a purely technical nature. He stated the Taliban consultant requested to not disclose his title.
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