Prominent Nigerians raise alarm over insecurity, unemployment
The Alumni Association of the National Institute (AANI) says it is deeply concerned about security and socio-economic problems.
In a Christmas message on Friday, the body of ex-security officials and other prominent Nigerians, including elder statesmen and women, urged the government to do more.
A statement by National President, Mohammed Abubakar, said most of Nigeria’s challenges are deeply rooted and require concerted, participatory and proactive measures.
The former Inspector General of Police advised citizens to rededicate themselves and provide durable solutions to the prevailing situation.
“We must focus on qualitative and functional education system for our population and enhance agriculture and agro-allied processing.
“This would increase employment, reduce poverty and crimes, and promote overall growth and development in Nigeria.”
Abubakar announced that AANI will soon convene a national dialogue of stakeholders on unity and development.
He said the parley will provide a platform for objective discussion on thorny and contentious issues, with a view to establishing a common ground for national rebirth.
The group condemned the destruction of lives, property and deadly activities of terrorists, bandits, kidnappers, and other criminal elements.
On the 2023 general election, AANI appealed to the political class to uphold global best practices.
“They must focus on security, welfare, economic prosperity and place Nigerians above ambitions and interests. Let there be politicking devoid of violence”, the statement added.
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