The Founder of Citizens Quest for Truth Initiative, a non-governmental organization noted for its advocacy inclination amongst other positive ideals, Chief Christie Oby Ndukwe, has written to President Muhammadu Buhari, on state of the nation.
Chief Oby in an open letter titled: CITIZENS’ ADVOCATE, OBY NDUKWE WRITES PRESIDENT BUHARI ON THE STATE OF THE NATION, told the president that his advancement in some sectors in the past six years have been washed away with the unending insecurity in the land, and called for his urgent action to redeem Nigeria and save the good works his administration has done so far. “Let the General in you thunder now, more than ever”, she said.
Read the letter below:
CITIZENS’ ADVOCATE, OBY NDUKWE WRITES PRESIDENT BUHARI ON THE STATE OF THE NATION
Dear President Buhari,
It is auspicious that I write this letter to you, not as Obasanjo or Soyinka writes, but as a concerned citizen of Nigeria.
I was more convinced when during one of the campaigns, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu spoke with vigour and strong rhetoric that when other nations of the world had their challenges, they sought and brought their Generals. He reeled out the countries that adopted this crucial approach, and they succeeded in rescuing their countries from the precipice.
That was the undeniable situation Nigeria found itself then. All the macro and micro economic indices were showing the red light. Worse still was the rampaging Insurgency which threatened the North East and was advancing into the Federal Capital Territory.
The national and international outcry against the abduction of young maidens known as “Chibok girls” from their school and the massacre of some male students in yet another school, no doubt became the sore points of our unity and peace as a sovereign nation.
Your Excellency, the same masses who joined forces with the likes of Tinubu and Chibuike Amaechi to form the first successful Masses Movement in Nigeria, since after the Aba Women’s Riot, are now under siege. They are forced to eat their words and regret their actions. Majority who have no hired security, public or private; conventional or local is now being browbeaten by the rising voices of dissent, who are rightly divided because of the rising insecurity challenges, hyperinflation and mounting social vices, all over the country.
The situation has become hydraheaded as insurgents have gone beyond the North East and spreading like wildfire to the Southern part of Nigeria under the guise of herders and bandits. The unfortunate Chibok saga has increased exponentially under your Command. Sadly, it is going on unabated, in spite of millions of dollars that have been appropriated for security over the years. Incidentally, no one, apart from Sambo Dasuki and Olisa Metuh have been held and for allegedly stealing from the Security Votes.
Those who raped the country’s treasuries and have wickedly exposed the lives of poor Nigerians and the fighting forces to unquantified deaths are still dancing on these graves. Some have cowered into safety in your party, APC, while others are hiding in safe havens overseas.
This is the right time for the General in you to take preeminence over your image of a repented Democrat. We may have been convinced that you were a Dictator, but we are yet to see the dictatorship in your actions against the rampaging killers who have held the nation hostage.