The New Nigeria Folks’s Occasion (NNPP), has faulted the Federal Authorities’s donation of N1.4 billion to Niger Republic to deal with insecurity.
The federal government, by the Minister of Finance, Price range and Nationwide Planning, Zainab Ahmed, claimed that the gesture was to allow the neighbouring nation buy automobiles to defeat bandits.
Ahmed additionally mentioned it was the onus of President Muhammadu Buhari to help Niger Republic which might, in flip, favour Nigeria.
However NNPP’s Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Dr Agbo Main, in an announcement yesterday, argued that such a donation was a misplaced precedence sequel to the plethora of issues plaguing the nation.
Main warned the current administration in opposition to assuming the function of Father Christmas to different international locations when Nigerians have been battling with limitless killings and Kidnappings.
The spokesman confused that such humongous sum might go a great distance in assembly the demand of the Educational Workers Union of Universities (ASUU), which down instruments since February due to poor allocation.
He mentioned: “The New Nigeria Folks’s Occasion (NNPP) condemns in robust phrases President Muhammadu Buhari’s authorities donation of automobiles price N 1.4 billion to Niger Republic to combat insecurity in that nation at a time terrorists have invaded each nook and cranny of Nigeria together with Abuja, the nation’s capital.
“For lengthy, Nigerians dwell in concern of the ever-present, rampaging terrorists who assault residents at their houses, farmlands, highways, railways, airports, places of work and safety amenities. Nigerians now sleep with one-eye open prepared to flee terrorists’ onslaughts.
“1000’s of fellow compatriots have been killed and kidnapped for ransom, colleges hurriedly closed as a result of rising insecurity within the nation.
“Just lately, Federal legislators lamented their lack of ability to journey to their constituencies to marketing campaign for his or her reelection bids because of worsening insecurity.
“Terrorists have the affront to say that they’d kidnap President Buhari after attacking presidential convoy in Katsina, Kuje Correctional facility and Guards Brigade in Abuja.
“It has been tales of woes throughout the nation as long-suffering compatriots depend on God for defense.
“Our gallant troopers are doing their finest to defend the fatherland however hamstrung as a result of scarcity of personnel, arms, ammunition and operational automobiles to fight these sadists.
“The state of the nation could be very dangerous and calls for concerted efforts of safety brokers and residents to crush terrorism within the land.
“This isn’t the time to play Father Christmas or Large Brother Africa as charity begins at dwelling.
“Nationwide curiosity supersedes parochial sentiments when the nation is beneath siege and its territorial integrity violated with impunity by terrorists, insurgents, bandits and militants as if there isn’t a constituted authorities in place.
“ASUU has been on strike for months as a result of Federal Authorities’s lack of ability to satisfy its calls for mixed with the free fall of the naira that has crippled companies, we now have a rising military of redundant and unemployed youth who may be enticed and recruited to hitch felony actions.
“NNPP urges President Buhari to channel the nation’s sources to safe the populace in tandem with Part 24(2)b of the 1999 Structure, as amended which states that the safety and welfare of the folks shall be the first objective of presidency.
“Up to now, the outgoing APC-led Federal Authorities has failed woefully on this important provision of the Structure it sworn to uphold, defend and implement.
“That’s the reason Nigerians in a single accord demand for a brand new Nigeria which solely NNPP can present. A Nigeria free from terrorism, carnage, concern and poverty.”