Tilt has continued to trail President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech at the just concluded 76th United Nations Full general Assembly, UNGA, in New York,, United States of America of America.
DAILY POST reports that the president finally week Fri, addressed world leaders which captured some crisis currently rocking the country, Due west Africa and the entire continent.
On Coronavirus, President Buhari, during the speech, told UN that his administration built hospitals across Nigeria to fighting the spread of the pandemic which ravaged the entire world in 2020.
“We built isolation centres and emergency infirmary wards in tape time all over the country. We carry out genomic sequencing in designated laboratories across the country with a view to detecting variants in circulation”, the president had said.
On the security menace bedeviling the entire country, the Nigerian leader during the coming together, claimed that his regime was addressing the challenges of terrorism and banditry currently bedeviling the Northern parts of the country.
“Nigeria has spared no sweat in addressing the challenges of terrorism posed by the activities of Boko Haram in N-East Nigeria and the Lake Republic of Chad part, as good as banditry in the N-Due west and N-Central Nigeria. The Nigerian Security Forces have recorded considerable success in the fighting against terrorism. As a termination of the renewed vigour of our armed forces, many terrorist fighters are voluntarily surrendering to our security forces,”he said.
DAILY POST reports that amid the backlash in Nigeria over his many loan requests in the past times few years, President Buhari, during the speech, appealed to ”rich nations” and international financial institutions for outright debt cancellation for countries facing financial crisis birthed by COVID-19 pandemic.
Buhari especially urged the G20 countries to extend their debt suspension initiatives to all developing countries currently facing financial and liquidity challenges.
Notwithstanding, the speech has triggered backlash from concerned Nigerians as some accused the president of diverting from the security and economical reality of the country.
Reacting, the National Coordinator of the Human Rights Writers Organization of Nigeria, HURIWA, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko in a chat with DAILY POST on Dominicus, said the president’s speech lacked truth.
According to him, “In as much as we wouldn’t similar to bring together words with Mr. President pertaining to his view in relation to some improvements in security across board, we want to humbly disagree with our President on the ground that insecurity isn’t so much in relation to physical violence but the greatest form of insecurity is economical insecurity which gives ascension to other branches of security challenges such as security of lives and asset”.
He farther stated that Buhari should rather tell Nigerians how many suspected “murderers and terrorists that have been arrested successfully and how many Fulani herdsmen have been jailed”.
Similarly, the Nigerian representative at the African Youth Union Commission, AYUC, Aina Segun Aina, told DAILY POST in Abuja that the president was expected to solicit for aid from the world leaders due to his failure to tackle the current security challenges.
“We demand all the back up we can acquire at this time and that’s what we wait our Authorities to be soliciting for at this specific dot in time particularly during Mr President’s presentation to world leaders at the just-concluded UN Full general Assembly.
“The world nowadays cannot afford a humanitarian crisis of 200 million people and so must be drafted into the state of affairs in Nigeria in terms of security sophistication, engineering and intelligence gathering including economical and social evolution generally”, he said.
DAILY POST reports that President Buhari’s speech came when some activists, especially the Yoruba Land’s agitator and other activists led by the former presidential aide, Reno Omokri stormed the Abuja House in New York to protestation poor governance in Nigeria.
Pro- and anti-Buhari protests were fixed features throughout the duration of President Buhari’s participation at the the programme. They allegedly clashed on Fri spell the president was giving his speech.
It was alleged that the pro-government protesters who congregated under the proper noun of “One Nigeria” were Dark Americans who were allegedly hired to counter the other protesters.
Reacting to the protestation, a lecturer at the Benue Province Academy, Makurdi who pleaded not to be mentioned, told DAILY POST on phone that President Buhari “only knows how to convey shame to Nigeria.
“Imagine the demonstrate of shame in New York on Fri when the whole world was watching and leaders of nations of the earth were nowadays. When I watched the video online, I was ashamed of myself, Nigeria has been registered as a country with poor governance where citizens can’t hold quiet anymore.
“I just hope that the president and his cabals would learn from that drama and do the needful,” he said.
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