Forum urges Buhari to bridge rich/poor gap for security
International Leadership Roundtable Forum (ILRTF) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor in the society to reduce insecurity in the country.
Making the call in Abuja during the group’s membership drive dinner, the president, Collins Aimuan, said: “We are at a very dangerous head; we are just starting. If we don’t do something very fast to cover up the unemployment and frustration, lack of food, houses in the country for people, it will escalate.”
According to Aimuan, since 1999, there has been serious quest for industrialisation and provision of employment for the people, adding that Nigerians, especially those within the rain forest belt, have no reason to think about unemployment.
He blamed Nigerians’ woes on inequity in wealth distribution that has translated to the escalation of criminality.
“Until that one is solved, you will never solve the question of crime and killings in Nigeria.
“Nigerians are frustrated, hungry and tired, they don’t know what to do, so the devil has now given them a job. Again, if our security apparatus is not compromised, I am not saying security enforcement alone without nothing for people to eat, no employment will solve the problem.”
Aimuan advised President Buhari to go back to the drawing board and make that governors, commissioners and council chairmen to utilise the wealth of the country judiciously, as with equitable distribution of the common wealth, Nigerians have no reason to be poor.
“If you go to the root of what Nigeria is experiencing, you discover that there are agitations as a result of frustration.
Director-general of the forum, Justice Emmanuel Fangbenle, explained that the essence of the forum was to give people with leadership potential the opportunity to sit down, think, analyse ways to make Nigeria better and safe for all.
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