The fact that the “unending negotiations” between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) that resulted in the closure of tertiary institutions is behind the increasing insecurity in the West African country “cannot be ruled out”, Catholic lay leaders have said.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights foundation, has described the adjourning of the hearing of Luka Binniyat, a journalist who was arrested in Nigeria’s Kaduna State for criticizing the government’s inadequate response to a past attack in the State as “punitive adjournment.”
Stemming security challenges in Nigeria will require an all-inclusive security dialogue with all stakeholders, Christian leaders in the West African country have said.
Government officials in Nigeria have been cautioned against diverting externally borrowed funds and public resources to sustain their lavish lifestyles and instead use the money to develop the nation.
Nigeria’s Federal Government is not sincere in the fight against insecurity, the Local Ordinary of the country’s Lagos Archdiocese has said.
Christian leaders in the West African nation of Nigeria have called on the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to go beyond statements and meetings and address the country’s challenge of insecurity or admit defeat and “throw in the towel.”
The Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Lagos Archdiocese has urged the Federal Government of Nigeria to declare a state of emergency in the country due to rising cases of insecurity.