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Jega, Onaiyekan To Buhari: Nigerians Battling With Double Sufferings by GreenAgain: 8:01am On Sep 15
The Nigerian Working Group on Peacebuilding and Governance has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to initiate dialogue at the national and sub-national levels to address the country’s security challenges.

In a statement on Sunday, the group said Nigerians are suffering from rising insecurity to lives and properties, as well as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their standards of living.

The statement was signed by Attahiru Jega, a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC); John Onaiyekan, the former Catholic archbishop of Abuja; Martin Luther Agwai, a retired military general; Jibrin Ibrahim, a professor; Aisha Mohammed-Oyebode, chief executive officer, Murtala Muhammed Foundation, among others, who are all members of the group.

The position of the group comes after ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo accused Buhari of driving Nigeria into becoming a “failed and divided” state.

Speaking at a virtual meeting last week, Obasanjo accused the Buhari administration of mismanaging the country’s socio-economic development.

He said old fault lines that were disappearing have opened up under Buhari, adding that hatred, disintegration and separation are “being heard loud and clear almost everywhere”.

But the presidency condemned the ex-president, saying he has fallen from the status of Nigeria’s commander-in-chief to its “divider-in-chief”.

The group said Nigeria is rapidly approaching a tipping point, adding that there is an urgent need for Buhari and state governors to commence a dialogue process to address the rising insecurity in the country.

“Nigeria, like the rest of the world is battling the coronavirus pandemic. However, citizens in Nigeria are facing double the suffering because they also have to contend with rising insecurity and violence across the country,” the statement read.

“The Nigerian government must immediately address the rising insecurity if it is to succeed in the fight against the pandemic. A recent USIP-commissioned survey in Nigeria found new linkages between COVID-19, instability, and conflict.

“In particular, the survey found that victims of recent violence are less likely to trust the government’s coronavirus response measures compared to those who have not experienced violence.”

The group said it engaged in series of consultations with a diverse group of stakeholders and policymakers between May and July.

It said this is the time to offer its key observations and recommendations on how the government can strengthen its efforts to manage the coronavirus pandemic by addressing the rising insecurity across the country.

The members recommended that the national council of state should initiate a dialogue process at the national level while the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) would ensure it reaches the grassroots.

“A government strategy to address the coronavirus pandemic without sustainable strategies to also confront rising insecurity and violence poses a significant threat to the democratic development of our country, and could potentially undermine the government’s efforts to address the spread of the coronavirus in Nigeria now, and in the future,” it said.

“Kidnapping for ransom is an acute concern across Nigeria. The North East is witnessing a resurgence in Boko Haram activity, and thousands of people are internally displaced by banditry across rural communities in the North West.

“Criminality in rural areas further complicates the situation by undermining food security, as many farmers have been unable to go to their farms for months for fear of losing their lives.”

The group asked Buhari to direct more training and re-orientation of the police force towards building community partnerships and promoting durable peace in the conduct of their duties.

It said the government should sack the service chiefs if it would ensure an improvement in the security situation.

“There is a growing public consensus that the current leadership of our security agencies have failed woefully, and that our Commander-in-Chief has so far refused to act. This cannot continue. Mr President, you must show more concern and do what is necessary to improve the effectiveness of our security agencies, even if it means replacing the current leadership of our security agencies,” it read.

“The government has been incapable of assuring Nigerians that it cares about our predicament. Numerous conspiracy theories about the causes of the violence continue to circulate, without any reassuring counter-narratives coming from the government.

“Our country is rapidly approaching a tipping point. Enough is enough. The time for action is now.”
https://www.thecable.ng/jega-onaiyekan-to-buhari-nigerians-battling-with-double-sufferings

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Re: Jega, Onaiyekan To Buhari: Nigerians Battling With Double Sufferings by jlinkd78(m): 8:10am On Sep 15
These IPOB people again

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Re: Jega, Onaiyekan To Buhari: Nigerians Battling With Double Sufferings by SmartProf(m): 8:11am On Sep 15
I'm delighted the double suffering is also dealing with those who voted the incompetent ducks out of all other options. Unfortunately, it appears that some of those who support the government's poor running of the country, while they were voting them in, they submitted both their voter's card and their brains. They only returned home with their PVCs but left their brains in the ballot box.

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Re: Jega, Onaiyekan To Buhari: Nigerians Battling With Double Sufferings by teadrake(m): 8:12am On Sep 15
Jega is now talking!! See your life outside.

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Re: Jega, Onaiyekan To Buhari: Nigerians Battling With Double Sufferings by SmartProf(m): 8:12am On Sep 15
jlinkd78:
These IPOB people again
So says someone who the double suffering has completely finished. Allow those who have sense and have volunteered to speak up help u, before you vanish.

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Re: Jega, Onaiyekan To Buhari: Nigerians Battling With Double Sufferings by Simvan: 8:13am On Sep 15
Hmm
Re: Jega, Onaiyekan To Buhari: Nigerians Battling With Double Sufferings by ZombieTERROR: 8:17am On Sep 15
Nobody is suffering
.we are all enjoying buhari leadership
One dollar equals one naira here in lagos
Fuel is 40 naira per litre
Food evrywhere
Unemployed youths are paid allowances
Insecurity gone

Sai barber
Sai barber grin grin Till 2050

Yoruba muslims are you with me cheesy

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Re: Jega, Onaiyekan To Buhari: Nigerians Battling With Double Sufferings by bernard1000001(m): 8:24am On Sep 15
kk
Re: Jega, Onaiyekan To Buhari: Nigerians Battling With Double Sufferings by Finnese001: 8:26am On Sep 15
Jega 700 years of suffering is waiting for you for imposing this disaster on Nigerians

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Re: Jega, Onaiyekan To Buhari: Nigerians Battling With Double Sufferings by Xstremebj: 8:27am On Sep 15
Who no no

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Re: Jega, Onaiyekan To Buhari: Nigerians Battling With Double Sufferings by chukwuibuipob: 8:27am On Sep 15
sad It is not funny again.May God see us thru
Re: Jega, Onaiyekan To Buhari: Nigerians Battling With Double Sufferings by DropsMic(m): 8:27am On Sep 15
....




Standing Knee Deep in the River & Dying of Thirst

"WE desperately need a saviour."



..

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Re: Jega, Onaiyekan To Buhari: Nigerians Battling With Double Sufferings by Chino4NAUTH: 8:27am On Sep 15
They're all ipobs.. Says zombies cheesy cheesy cheesy grin grin

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Re: Jega, Onaiyekan To Buhari: Nigerians Battling With Double Sufferings by PureGoldh(m): 8:27am On Sep 15
Dx country matter don big pass Zuma rock

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Re: Jega, Onaiyekan To Buhari: Nigerians Battling With Double Sufferings by MovieplugPH(m): 8:28am On Sep 15
please tell him

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Re: Jega, Onaiyekan To Buhari: Nigerians Battling With Double Sufferings by Coldie(m): 8:28am On Sep 15
I have this feeling majority of Buhari major supporters still live with their parents thats why they hearing, fuel has increased, nepa bill increased, price of bread increase e no dae affect them

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Re: Jega, Onaiyekan To Buhari: Nigerians Battling With Double Sufferings by landforeast: 8:28am On Sep 15
Nigerians have suffered a lot Mr. President

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Re: Jega, Onaiyekan To Buhari: Nigerians Battling With Double Sufferings by lastempero: 8:28am On Sep 15
If only there was a buhari in aso rock, because it seems this country is on auto drive.

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Re: Jega, Onaiyekan To Buhari: Nigerians Battling With Double Sufferings by Shortyy(f): 8:28am On Sep 15
Nairalanders I need a job please. I don't mind the location.
Re: Jega, Onaiyekan To Buhari: Nigerians Battling With Double Sufferings by Jahquel01: 8:28am On Sep 15
angry
Re: Jega, Onaiyekan To Buhari: Nigerians Battling With Double Sufferings by chukwuibuipob: 8:28am On Sep 15
sad
Re: Jega, Onaiyekan To Buhari: Nigerians Battling With Double Sufferings by Madibahisback: 8:28am On Sep 15
Buhari is deaf na undecided
Jega is just wasting is time
Re: Jega, Onaiyekan To Buhari: Nigerians Battling With Double Sufferings by MajorOvakporaye(f): 8:28am On Sep 15
THUNDER FIRE BUHARI LEFT BLOCKOS!!!

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Re: Jega, Onaiyekan To Buhari: Nigerians Battling With Double Sufferings by bayelsaowei: 8:28am On Sep 15
Jega ke
Re: Jega, Onaiyekan To Buhari: Nigerians Battling With Double Sufferings by KossyKiss97(f): 8:28am On Sep 15
Ok
Re: Jega, Onaiyekan To Buhari: Nigerians Battling With Double Sufferings by helinues: 8:28am On Sep 15
sad

Buhari is listening to Furantashi latest music..

Except someone removes the ear piece, Buhari won't hear

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Re: Jega, Onaiyekan To Buhari: Nigerians Battling With Double Sufferings by holuwajobar(m): 8:29am On Sep 15
At this point , if there is anyone still justifying this man called Buhari, that person must have a big problem.

This guy is incompetent in all levels.

How did this guy enter for second term ? It is really disheartening.

A little reminder to us all, Buhari will still spend 3 more years.. Just sit tight or map your way out of this mess called a country.

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Re: Jega, Onaiyekan To Buhari: Nigerians Battling With Double Sufferings by Guyman02: 8:29am On Sep 15
Why are they lying against our darling daddy. Here in Gboko they sell fuel for N45/litre to those of us who voted our darling daddy a second time. NEPA here is 24hrs and they have just reduced the price of electricity.
From all of us MANNABBQGRILLZ we thank our darling daddy Buhari for not doubling the suffering of Nigerians, for making Nigeria the wealthy capital of the world.
Sarcasm cheesy

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Re: Jega, Onaiyekan To Buhari: Nigerians Battling With Double Sufferings by chukwuibuipob: 8:29am On Sep 15
sad lipsrsealed some of Pa Bubu Eco team are dumb upstairs sad.So pathetic

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Re: Jega, Onaiyekan To Buhari: Nigerians Battling With Double Sufferings by Opeyemi4real(m): 8:29am On Sep 15
Jega only listened to Nigerians yearning for Buhari presidency.

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