Calls for an end to the use of primitive and unlawful means by security forces to address protesters against what they described as poor governance and corruption in Nigeria, have intensified as some Nigerian citizens blame the President of the Federal Republic, Muhammadu Buhari for the increased unrest in the country.
The Convener for Nigeria Youth in the Diaspora, Barry Ndu, in an interview on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East, described the situation as worrying and blamed President Buhari for his failure to show concern to the citizens by way of coming out to speak on the current happenings in the country.
According to Mr. Ndu, the president “does not have the capacity to lead a culturally diversified country like Nigeria. He shouldn’t be there in the first place.”
He stressed that “It is unfortunate we have to endure another 3 years under this administration; because the next elections would be held in 2023. He is not leading the country right.”
Mr. Ndu believes the president’s deafening silence on the current happenings was responsible for the widespread social unrest in the country which has reportedly led to a number of people being shot dead and several other wounded.
Meanwhile, Security Analyst, Francis Abugbilla, has called on Nigerian Authorities to take steps “to restore the hope of the teaming youth who are protesting.”
According to him, what will give hope to the youth and Nigerians in general is the ability of the federal government to effectively address issues of poor governance and corruption as raised by the protesters; and also disband completely, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a police unit accused of extrajudicial killings and abuses.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1MHZ|Paul Fordjour/Ghana