The Coalition of Civil Societies and Media Executives for Good Governance in Nigeria (COCMEGG) has passed vote of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Mr Omoba Aigbegbele, the President of COCMEGG, composed of over 350 Civil Society Organisations in the country, passed the vote at a press news conference on Monday in Abuja.
Aigbegbele said that the security situation across Sub-Sahara Africa was a fallout from the disintegration of Libyan State with antecedent proliferation of small arms across the region.
“The administration of President Buhari inherited a ramshackle military with obsolete equipment and low morale, but today, the Nigerian Armed Forces can boast of state of the art equipment.
“The present administration has sacrificed both men and equipment to keep Nigeria safe, secured and united in spite of all these subterranean forces masquerading as foreign NGOs with local collaborators abetting hate speech and ethic bias among the populace.
“We call on all well meaning Nigerians and international community to jettison, disregard unpatriotic persons who would do anything to encourage divisibility in the country.
“We also call on the international community, friends of Nigeria and well meaning Nigerians to join hands with government of President Buhari in its endeavour to protect lives and property in Nigeria,” he said.
Aigbegbele recalled that the Department of State Services had warned Nigerians about three months ago that there were orchestrated plans and motives by political jobbers to cause disunity and insecurity via fake news, social media and recycled old videos.
He agreed that pockets of banditry, ethic clashes occasioned by foreign herders with local collaborators, have been blown out off proportion and fan divisive tendencies across religion and ethnicity in Nigeria.
He said no amount of sacrifice was too much for the resolution and rescue of Nigerians in danger, urging the National Broadcasting Commission to sanction erring broadcast stations.
“However, it is commendable that while most nations are still in economic recession occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria Government has through deft economic, prudent management of scarce resources exited the recession.
“The World Bank has applauded such success. A case in point is the support of and diplomacy given to Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to the exalted office of the World Trade Organisation, which has drawn global acclaim to the good works of President Buhari.
“We, therefore, after a critical evaluation and analysis of this administration in all ramification, now pass a vote of confidence on the present administration for being alive to the primary responsibility of safeguarding lives and property.
“Most of Nigerian youths are now gainfully employed across the length and breadth through agriculture value chain. Many women and youths have been empowered through the National Social Investment Programme of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs,” he said. (NAN)