Another Group Begs Buhari To Save Nigeria

The National Youth Council of Nigeria has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to convene a national dialogue to douse the ethnic and insecurity tensions in the country.

This would be the second major appeal by a group in two days. On Wednesday, TheseTimes had reported that a group, Secureworld and Liberty Network made a similar appeal in an open letter to Buhari, the President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila(see link NGO Begs Buhari, Lawan, Gbajabiamila To Save Nigeria

On Thursday, NYCN in a statement signed by its Vice President for South-West, Dotun Omoleye, in a statement on Thursday, said: “We view the growing tensions across the nation along tribal, ethnic as religious lines as potential threats to the continued peace, mutual coexistence and unity of our nation that there is no other time to demand proportional response to the yearnings and aspirations of all citizens to be addressed at a roundtable than now.

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“As the leader of our country, destiny has today placed it in the hand of President Muhammadu Buhari to reverse this ugly trend so, we passionately appeal to Mr President to immediately create a national platform through which eminent citizens could be brought together to a forum where agitations and grievances could be tabled and addressed once and for all.

“A situation where once friendly, tolerant and accommodating compatriots suddenly began to expand each other’s fault lines is unfortunate, unacceptable and the government must be decisive to deal peacefully to restore order through dialogue,” he said.

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