Archive Civil Society Tasks Buhari on Security, Welfare

Civil Society Tasks Buhari on Security, Welfare

-

- Advertisment -

Agency Report

Civil Society Organisations have advised President Muhammadu Buhari to address the yearnings of Nigerians by ensuring their security and welfare.

The organisations made the appeal in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) to commemorate Nigeria’s Democracy Day.

The National Coordinator of the Awake Nigeria Movement, Mr Akanni Iromini, said the best way to nurture the country`s democracy was to prioritise the welfare of the people.

According to him, democracy is basically about people and their wishes.

“President Buhari must consider the feelings and yearning of the people and that is what democracy is all about.’’

Iromini called for an inclusive and collective sponsorship of political office holders to curb corruption in governance.

“The solution to Nigeria’s problems today is to change the way we elect our leaders to positions of authority from money bag political system to collective sponsorship of candidates to positions of authority.

“The people will come together in large numbers per Local Government engaging in discussion and education on good governance and electoral process regularly.

“This will make the people violence-free revolutionaries who will use their votes and that of others to elect genuine representatives who will serve their interest,’’ Iromini said.

Also speaking, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, President of the Women Arise for Change Initiative, said that Buhari should prioritise the issue of security.

“My assessment of the one year of this administration is that a lot still has to be done in addressing the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians, particularly in the area of security.

“The government must take time to address issues that affect the lives of the average Nigerian, cases of extra-judicial killings and most importantly, the rescue of the abducted Chibok school girls.

“A lot still needs to be done and there is always room for improvement,’’ she said.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

JONAPWD-LAGOS Commends Sanwo-Olu For Restoring Disability Empowerment Fund

Kenneth Afor |  The Joint National Association of Persons Living With Dissabilities (JONAPWD ) in Lagos state has commanded Babajide...

Groups Call On Judicial Panels Of Inquiry To Dispense Justice On Victims, Survivors Of Police Brutality

Kenneth Afor | The Network on Police Reform in Nigeria (NOPRIN) and Centre for Law Enforcement Education (CLEEN Foundation) has...

COVID-19 Second Wave: FG Urged To Ban Flights From Britain, Others

By Ijeoma Ukazu | With some countries currently experiencing the spread of the new COVID-19 variant, the Health Writers’ Association...

“I am not distracted by calls for 2023 presidential race” — Yahaya Bello

Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello has said calls for him to contest in the forthcoming 2023 presidential election is...

AfDB Provides $25m To Boost Low-Carbon Energy Generation

The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors on Monday, December 14, 2020 approved $15 million from the Sustainable Energy...

Civil Defence Receives COVID-19 Testing Equipment

The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdulahi Gana Mohammadu on Friday in his office received Covid...

Must read

JONAPWD-LAGOS Commends Sanwo-Olu For Restoring Disability Empowerment Fund

Kenneth Afor |  The Joint National Association of Persons Living...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

%d bloggers like this: