SESSPN supports Southern governors
An association, under the aegis of South East and South-South Professionals of Nigeria (SESSPN), has stated its unreserved support for the position and outcome of the meeting of Southern governors. Even as it re-affirmed its belief and support for one indivisible Nigeria based on equity, fairness, transparency and justice.
The association, in its General Assembly meeting held in Lagos, yesterday, lamented the attitude of the Federal Government to the state of security in the country.
It said: “SESSPN notes with concern that while security forces are able to promptly arrest, dislodge or kill innocent Nigerians protesting or resisting bad government policies and poor responses to the overwhelming issues and the dire security situation in Nigeria, they have not been able to arrest terrorists, killer herdsmen, bandits and outlaws, who have turned the country to a killing field and threatened the peace, security and unity of our country.
“Although, President Muhammadu Buhari, has admitted that foreign bandits and terrorists have invaded the country, killing and maiming and terrorising Nigerians, those responsible for keeping our borders had not been brought to book to account for their incompetencies or deliberate criminal neglect of duty”.
However, in a communique jointly signed by the President and General Secretary of the association, Barrister Hannibal Uwaifo and Mazi Ireke Onuma, SESSPN advised the FG that: “the various agitations for reforms and good government will not go away by blaming imaginary enemies, use of brute or gestapo tactics”.
It therefore recommends total overhaul of the 1999 constitution in a way that it would reflect the fear, view and aspiration of Nigerians, total abrogation of the quota system. And decentralisation of the police to accommodate State and community police system.
The communique also recommends the “unbundling of the Executive and Legislative list as presently enshrined in the constitution in favour of devolving more powers to state and local governments”.
The association also called on the FG to “sympathized with the majority of ordinary Nigerians who are at the recieving end of the insecurity and economic hardship ravaging the country, while urging citizens of the south east and south south to remain steadfast in the quest to find genuine and lasting solution to the myriad of structure and constitutional problems inflicted on Nigeria”.