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Nigeria Heading for the Brink, Mohammed Warns, Urges Restraint

By: dayan (M) |Time : April 07, 2021, 05:49:29 AM
 •Meets opinion leaders tomorrow

•Abdulsalami peace committee convenes today

Iyobosa Uwugiaren in Abuja

With growing insecurity across the country, secessionist agitations and ethno-religious crisis, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has warned that Nigeria is heading for the brink, urging that there is an urgent need to pull it back.

“Despite huge human and material resources the country is heading for the brinks and there is an urgent need to pull it back from this catastrophe,” he said in a letter inviting leaders of opinion to a town hall meeting scheduled for tomorrow in Kaduna.

Also concerned by the raging strife across the land, the Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar (rtd)-led National Peace Committee (NPC) is also convening a meeting today in Abuja to discuss the way forward.
Nigeria has recently witnessed increasing insecurity, leading to the killing of security agents and innocent citizens by bandits.

The security crisis has made many Nigerians and members of the international community to express concerns about the state of the nation.

Mohammed, in a letter, inviting prominent Nigerians for a town hall meeting in Kaduna tomorrow said the manifestations of the general state of insecurity in the country, especially with secessionist narrative, crass politicisation of ethnic and religious differences need to be addressed urgently.
He said with the situation, the country is heading for the brink.

He said: “As you may observe, Nigeria has failed to manage its diversity. Despite huge human and material resources the country is heading for the brink and there is an urgent need to pull it back from this catastrophe.

“Increasingly, we are seeing this lack of capacity to manage our diversity manifesting in a general state of insecurity as witnessed in the heightened incidences of farmers/herders clashes, Boko Haram insurgency, banditry, ethno-religious clashes and intolerance, cultism, drug addiction and kidnapping.

“Closely tied to all these are the dangerous threat to the unity of the country and its continued existence as one indivisible nation. But the story of Nigeria has not always been this negative. How did we get here and what can we do to change the narrative to present our country in the best of light? This requires teamwork, reflecting all diversities, leveraging on all our collective creativity to pursue with diligence the project of rescuing Nigeria.’’

Mohammed added that the correct starting point towards addressing the problems is building an elite consensus on the security, unity, indissolubility and peaceful existence of Nigeria.
He said such elite consensus had worked in the past and there is a need to find out why it is not working again as well as to proffer solutions because Nigeria is truly at a tipping point.

In the invitation letters sent to many opinion moulders nationwide, the minister said a broad-based and inclusive town hall meeting has been fixed for Kaduna tomorrow to discuss some of the manifestations of the general state of insecurity in the country, especially with secessionist narrative, crass politicisation of ethnic and religious differences.

“The proposed town hall meeting will aim at developing concrete implementable resolutions because a lot of theoretical talks and postulation had taken place with little or no requisite outcome.

“The event will be declared open by President Muhammadu Buhari. Reputable scholar, Prof. Jibril Ibrahim, will be the lead presenter and will set the tone for discussion with Prof. Saka Nuru, Prof. Chudi Uwazurike and Prof Kokunre Eghafonaas as guest discussants,’’ the letter stated.

The meeting is expected to be attended by the leadership of the legislature, governors, ministers, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, service chiefs, Inspector-General of Police, heads of security agencies, religious and traditional leaders and members of the international community amongst others.

Similarly, the Abdulsalami-led peace committee has also scheduled a meeting of prominent leaders for today in Abuja to address what it described as the “escalating spate of insecurity, banditry, kidnapping, regional agitations, the killing of innocent citizens and other forms of violence.’’

It added that the vexed issues have continued to cause deep concern to well-meaning citizens at home and abroad.
NPC said it had been receiving requests from Nigerians, urging it to intervene.

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Re: Nigeria Heading for the Brink, Mohammed Warns, Urges Restraint

By: dayan (M) |Time : April 07, 2021, 05:58:18 AM
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He said with the situation, the country is heading for the brink.

He said: “As you may observe, Nigeria has failed to manage its diversity. Despite huge human and material resources the country is heading for the brink and there is an urgent need to pull it back from this catastrophe.

“Increasingly, we are seeing this lack of capacity to manage our diversity manifesting in a general state of insecurity as witnessed in the heightened incidences of farmers/herders clashes, Boko Haram insurgency, banditry, ethno-religious clashes and intolerance, cultism, drug addiction and kidnapping.

“Closely tied to all these are the dangerous threat to the unity of the country and its continued existence as one indivisible nation.

When you read a statement like this from a supposed presidential/federal government spokesman -the minister for information - that Nigeria has failed to manage her diversity, you start to wonder whether the speaker is OUTSIDE the government.
WHO has failed to managed Nigeria's diversity? Is it ordinary Nigerians, or the government?

When Nigerians say that this man lies for a living, this is one of those instances.

He talks about the "indivisibility" of Nigeria, but the government he is working for, works day and night to Fulanize the country.

But, to understand him as a NON-Nigerian, you need to read what another top-flight Nigerian politician said about Nigeria.

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"Let the truth be told, the core North has not forgiven the South-East for the death of Ahmadu Bello. Nobody is right or wrong. Since election is going to be by voting, if a very large group says we are not doing with this set of people, that issue must be resolved before we can have a South-East president. A large number of voters are holding those who are requesting to be president in unforgiveness.

I am surprised that the Igbo are not talking about it; that is the problem in this country. We are a country of deceivers. We deceive our God, ourselves and our followers. We have a constitution that is a lie and anything that is based on lie cannot stand. We lie to ourselves. Only truth and righteousness can exalt a nation. This country is full of liars from top to bottom. Igbo cannot be president because the elites in the North have not forgiven them for killing the Sardauna of Sokoto" - Dr Doyin Okupe Source
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Re: Nigeria Heading for the Brink, Mohammed Warns, Urges Restraint

By: dayan (M) |Time : April 07, 2021, 06:00:16 AM
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"...that is the problem in this country. We are a country of deceivers. We deceive our God, ourselves and our followers. We have a constitution that is a lie and anything that is based on lie cannot stand. We lie to ourselves. Only truth and righteousness can exalt a nation. This country is full of liars from top to bottom." -Dr Doyin Okupe

Re: Nigeria Heading for the Brink, Mohammed Warns, Urges Restraint

By: dayan (M) |Time : April 07, 2021, 06:17:47 AM
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He said such elite consensus had worked in the past and there is a need to find out why it is not working again as well as to proffer solutions because Nigeria is truly at a tipping point.

In the invitation letters sent to many opinion moulders nationwide, the minister said a broad-based and inclusive town hall meeting has been fixed for Kaduna tomorrow to discuss some of the manifestations of the general state of insecurity in the country, especially with secessionist narrative, crass politicisation of ethnic and religious differences.

“The proposed town hall meeting will aim at developing concrete implementable resolutions because a lot of theoretical talks and postulation had taken place with little or no requisite outcome.

“The event will be declared open by President Muhammadu Buhari. Reputable scholar, Prof. Jibril Ibrahim, will be the lead presenter and will set the tone for discussion with Prof. Saka Nuru, Prof. Chudi Uwazurike and Prof Kokunre Eghafonaas as guest discussants,’’ the letter stated.

In other words, a talk-show where some carefully selected people would sit to deceive and bemuse themselves.

As things stand today in Nigeria, the "elite" cannot create a workable solution, because they have actually become part of the problem.
They don't care if their people are killed by FOREIGN Fulani terrorists as long as they get paid.

The only time an "elite consensus" can work is when the elite are patriotic to their own people first, as was the case during the independence and republican constitution making. In that process, there wasn't any no-go areas. EVERYTHING was on the table, which is why each of the regions had their own constitutions.

I honestly don't think that Nigeria has gotten to that stage yet when people would drop their supremacist inclinations, and their hegemonic and conquest schemes to sit and talk, leading to a workable consensus.

The cat is out of the bag now, and like we say in Igbo, you cannot cover full term pregnancy with bare hands.

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