Insecurity and Lake Chad: Buhari seeks UN’s help
President Muhammadu Buhari has depicted the states of inside dislodged people (IDPs) because of Boko Haram insurrection, as pitiful.
The president, who put the number of inhabitants in dislodged kids at more than one million, requested the help of the United Nations and the worldwide network to turn around the obliteration fashioned by revolt.
“The state of inside uprooted people (IDPs) in the nation is pitiful. We have somewhere around a million kids who neither know their folks nor where they originate from,” he said when he had the crowd with the meeting leader of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Ms. Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces, at State House, Abuja, yesterday.
An announcement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari said harm to a framework, especially in the North-east, has been awful:
“Extensions have been exploded, schools, medical clinics, temples, mosques, and different structures have been devastated. All these will be restored, and each type of universal assistance is welcome.”
On the energize of Lake Chad through between bowl water exchange from Congo River, President Buhari said the environmental change was genuine to the area, taking note of that no less than 30 million individuals are contrarily influenced by the contracting Lake, within any event half of them being Nigerians.
He focused on the job the universal network expected to play in the undertaking, since energizing the Lake was past the money related influence of the influenced nations.
The UNGA president praised Nigeria for being a vital piece of the United Nations framework, saying the nation was all around regarded in the worldwide body.
“Nigeria is a noteworthy troops’ supporter of harmony keeping tasks and a unique piece of the human rights engineering,” Garces said.
She praised Buhari’s administration of ECOWAS and the Lake Chad Basin Commission and swore to call the consideration of the global network to the “stinging impacts” of the Lake Chad issue, and different issues raised by the Nigerian chief.
Garces likewise praised Nigeria for restoring the UN working in Abuja, which was crushed by Boko Haram guerillas amid an assault in August 2011.
Talking when he met with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Garcés guaranteed that the UN would increase formative endeavors in the West African district.
She depicted the contracting of Lake Chad as one of the significant environmental change debacles on the mainland of Africa.
She said the Lake Chad is essential to the point that it is associated with the business of 30 million individuals.
“It is an enormous thing. What’s more, as a geographer, I can let you know. When I take a gander at the maps of Lake Chad, and to look that in under 40 years, this Lake went from twenty-four thousand something square kilometers to two thousand, this is one of the real environmental change fiascos in this mainland.
“It resembles you can contact what environmental change does to individuals, the amount it annihilates jobs, the amount it can have security suggestions, sustenance security suggestions, advancement suggestions.
“Along these lines, that is an exceptionally contacting case of how we have to handle advancement and security together.”
She said it was essential to take a gander at the difficulties in the Lake Chad regions as multi-dimensional and from an all-encompassing methodology.
“What’s more, these are not just extravagant words. What I mean here is that the security endeavors, this Joint Task Force work, together with the help with the UN, must be joined by an excellent governmental policy regarding minorities in society as far as advancement, as far as consideration, taking a gander at the astounding activities of this nation to resettle and suit the inside dislodged individuals, how to address the displaced person emergency, and how to improve the nature of training, access to wellbeing administrations; I think it is a one single bundle. It is one single bundle where I imagine that there is co-obligation from the International people group also.”
In his comments, Onyeama required the help of the UN in energizing the Lake Chad, which he said has made severe difficulties for the general population, Nigeria and the locale.
“We are hoping to have the help of the UN and your help specifically, to address this test. One of the components we have recognized is to energize the Lake, and it will be serious capital endeavors and something in the request of 40 to 50 billion dollars evaluated and unmistakably, we are going to use on the global network since this is a tremendous asset and we search for your help.”
Onyeama noticed that Nigeria put stock in multilateralism and that the test of today could best be tended to through multilateralism.
“As the leader of a worldwide establishment, the UN has an excellent spot to help in discovering the answer for a lot of difficulties we face in Africa.
“We will get a kick out of the chance to praise you in advancing a worldwide minimized on relocation and exile. It is a subject that we live ordinarily here in this nation.”
Buhari approves new appointment
President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that It will replace Captain Muthar Usman. Until his appointment, Nuhu was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
He is an airline pilot, security expert, leading quality control auditor, and artificial intelligence expert. Nuhu has a master’s degree. Bachelor of Business in Aviation and was in the Presidential Air Fleet as Captain and security officer.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also worked at Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organizations.
Declare state of emergency on education – CLO tells Gov Emmanuel
The Civil Liberties Organization, a chapter of the state of Akwa Ibom, has asked Governor Udom Emmanuel to declare a state of emergency in the state’s education sector.
The president of CLO in the state, Franklyn Isong, said this in his office in Uyo, the state capital while informing journalists as part of activities to commemorate World Teachers’ Day with the theme “Young teachers: the future of the profession.”
He said the need became necessary to stop the serious decomposition of infrastructure and insecurity in state public schools.
Isong criticized the content of the education presentation recently organized by the state government, describing it as “urbanized” and not with the intention of capturing the deep crisis that was shaking the sector in the state.
He said: “It is worrisome and sad that most public schools in some communities in Akwa Ibom state are in ruins, insecure and left to the destiny of the communities without government attention.
“All that is needed is for the Governor to take bold steps by declaring a state of emergency in the education sector to build more classroom blocks in rural and urban schools, provide good infrastructure such as science equipment, libraries, laboratories, as well as review the education curriculum to ensure a better and safe future for children in the state of Akwa Ibom. ”
He thanked the state government for tameing the right to basic education of the Akwa Ibom child in free and compulsory education and urged the state government to do what is necessary.
“The right to basic education of all Nigerian children, as enshrined in the Child Rights Act of 2003 in Article 15 (1), had been tamed under the Akwa Ibom State Child Rights Act, to ensure that every child in the State of Akwa Ibom the right to compulsory, free and qualitative basic education. ”
Isong added that; “In the Fundamental Principles and Directives of State Policy, as set out in Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 (as amended), the government has the responsibility to ensure that the education of Nigerian children be free and qualitative. ”
He also urged the government to address the numerous complaints of delays in the payment of pensions and unpaid tips to relatives of late elementary school teachers with delays in 1991 and to provide an improved social assistance package for teachers in public schools throughout the state.
We will attack DSTV, MTN, Shoprite, Stanbic IBTC, others if they don’t leave Nigeria – Yoruba youths
After the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and Nigerian companies in South Africa, the Oodua Youth Coalition, OYC, has granted South African companies and businesses seven ultimata to leave Nigeria.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the group president, Oluyi Akintade Tayo, the refusal of the interested parties to give in to the notice of resignation will mean death.
While expressing disappointment at the attitude of South Africans against Nigerians living and working in South Africa, particularly what they described as the continued silence of the South African government on development, the group emphasized that during the apartheid era, which was the time Difficult of In the rainbow country, Nigeria was firm with them.
The statement says: “Oodua Youth Coalition (OYC), the most crucial youth group in Nigeria that projects and protects the Yoruba nation in the country, is sad and angry because South Africans, with the support of the country’s authorities, are coordinating the looting and burning of Nigerian businesses and mutilations and murders of our brothers and fathers on earth.
“It is unfortunate that South Africa, which under the apartheid regime had the support and solidarity of the Nigerians and the government while the white supremacists reigned supreme, is now turning to inflict physical and psychological pain and injury to the people whose parents committed great harm.” part of wages and profits and the community to end the apartheid reign.
“The circulating video in which Mr. Bongani Mkongi, the Vice Minister of Police of South Africa, defended the attacks against Nigerians and other Africans confirmed our previous fear and doubts about the guilt of the South African authorities. It is disconcerting that the country whose former leader, the late Nelson Mandela, recognized Nigeria’s efforts to elevate the South African-led government, is expelling other Africans, mostly Nigerians, energetically and with shame.
“We have tolerated the excesses of these South Africans whose businesses have prospered in Nigeria without any physical and psychological attack. For months, the coalition has written several letters to the South African consulate in Nigeria requesting meetings to chart a way forward and find a lasting solution for these unfortunate and barbaric incidents that have still been ignored or have run into a brick wall.
“OYC, after an emergency meeting, has concluded plans to, as a matter of urgency, attack all South African companies and facilities in Nigeria, especially in the southwest region of the country. DSTV, MTN, SHOPRITE, STANBIC IBTC, and other outlets are our goals.
“Therefore, we give these South African companies a maximum of seven days to leave Nigeria or forget them, since our coalition, with other groups and comrades throughout the country, will attack them and burn them to ashes,” reads the notice.
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