The Nigerians in diaspora Organization, Americas (NIDOA), USA, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to be more proactive in addressing the challenges facing the country.
The group noted that Nigeria’s diversity in religion and culture should be leveraged as a positive force for development.
It added that the president needed to correct the prevailing perception that “terrorists of Fulani stock are treated with kid-gloves,” while “Indigenous Peoples of Biafra and Eastern Security Network members are being eliminated extra-judicially in the ongoing aerial and ground bombardment of parts of South-Eastern Nigeria by the Nigerian security forces.”
The group also said that the 1999 constitution was enacted by the decree of former military head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar, so it had “no recourse to the Nigerian people whatsoever.”
It, therefore, advocated for restructuring through community policing, allowing states control of their resources as well as decentralisation of federal powers.
Read the full statement by NIDOA below
June 6, 2021
H.E. Muhammadu Buhari
President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria