Buhari Is Living In Denial, Nigeria Is On The Brink… Says Anyaoku
A former secretary-general of Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku says the level of insecurity and criminality in the country today is unprecedented in the history of the nation.
Former secretary-general of Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku says the level of insecurity and criminality in the country today is unprecedented in the history of the nation.
Anyaoku accused President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal government and indeed other key political figures of living in denial about the true state of things in the country.
Recall that Buhari had while speaking with his supporters at Aso Rock many security challenges facing the country are only isolated cases, noting that insecurity is not peculiar to Nigeria.
But while speaking at a book launch in honour of a former judge of the supreme court, Dadi Onyeama Anyaoku said Nigeria is on the brink of a security crisis.
“Let me now come to my message to President Muhammadu Buhari and all members of our national assembly. Nigeria is on the brink, and our foremost national challenge is the management of our country’s diversity,” Anyaoku said.
“I call on our president, the members of the national assembly, the governors, and indeed, on all our political elites not to continue to live in denial of the seriousness of these glaring facts, if not effectively addressed, are bound to push the country over the brink of a national disaster.
“As I have stated on many occasions, I believe that the current travails of Nigeria will be more effectively tackled if the country’s diversity is managed with a structure of governance that draws not only from the present lessons of successful diverse federations but more importantly, from Nigeria’s own past happier experience during its immediate post-independence years.
“Every diverse federal country throughout the world achieves political stability and socio-economic development through successfully managing its national diversity.
“The second is having an adequate delegation of powers to the federating units to enable them to handle their internal security and significant aspects of their socio-economic development.
“However today, Nigeria is on the brink. For no objective observer, including those in the government, can deny that the current state of affairs in our country is extremely worrisome.
“We see an unprecedented diminution of national unity; we see an unprecedented level of insecurity of life and property with kidnappings and killings of human beings occurring virtually every day in many parts of the country including the seemingly unchecked violence by Fulani herdsmen which has spawned fractious controversies over the proposed Ruga policy by the federal government.
“For the sake of peace and integrity of the country, the Ruga policy must be handled with circumspection and strictly in accordance with our extant constitution’s provisions on the land tenure.”