A socio-political group, Coalition for A Better Nigeria, has urged the federal government to set up community, state and regional police to combat the rising insecurity across the country.
In a new year message signed by its National Coordinator, Comrade Awa Bamiji, the group said for the federal government to have rest of mind, it must give each region, state and community the power to secure their areas.
“We give kudos to the Nigerian military for the successful rescue of over 300 kidnapped students of Government Science Secondary School , Kankara, Katsina State, within few days of abduction and serious bombardment of Sambisa forest which led to killing of many Boko Haram members, but more still needs to be done to secure the country” it said.
The group also commended the federal government’s “historic partnership with Innoson Motors to build Nigeria’s first aircraft, apart from several other giant economic steps and partnerships that the government is taking to ameliorate the sufferings of Nigerians.”
It also said the anti corruption agencies- EFCC, ICPC and CCB have recorded successes in the anti corruption fight, adding that there are still some “peculiar difficulties” for the agencies to overcome.
“It is on this note, we feel that the establishment and smooth take-off of the Special Court for Corruption Cases will crown the collective efforts of these anti-corruption agencies,” the group added.
It noted that with 2023 general elections fast approaching, year 2021 offers the federal government and various state governments the rare opportunity to do their best because their respective four-year tenure is gradually winding down.
The group further stated that people must cooperate with the government by complying with COVID-19 protocols so as to minimise its negative impact and curb its spread.
The group advised the President Buhari led government to double it efforts on security, economy and anti corruption fight in order to meet the yearnings and expectations of the citizens this year.