…calls on FG to Establish Armed Forces Trust Fund
By Lazarus Zakaa, Abuja
The Coalition, League Nigeria Youth Group in Abuja, Mr. Godstime Chukwubuikem Samuel have described the attacked on President Muhammadu Buhari, by the CUPP’s spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere as one too many and should be condemned by every right thinking Nigerian.
The group also called on the federal government to set up an armed trust fund just same as the police trust fund to help raise funds for equipment for the military.
He stated this while briefing journalist today in abuja, said the rascality and incivility of Mr. Ikemga on President Muhammadu Buhari who he alleged is being sponsored by selfish Nigerian leaders appeared to the present leadership, to periodically sustained the act of abusing and insulating on his person.
“We reject and demand an apology from him in describing Nigeria as a woman! This is an insult our sensibility as a country and also our Nigerian women who by his expression have described them as weaklings.
“His attack on Mr President is one too many and should be condemned by every right thinking Nigerian. We give him two weeks to withdraw all personal attack and insults meted on our president. Youth activism should not be turned into rascality. Enough is enough.
“His attitude gives credence to earlier claim by some groups that he is a paid agent to cause chaos and disintegration in the country.
“We and other great Nigerian youth Leaders decided to pull out of his programs and Press Conference having realized that his aim is always to generate tension, abuse elders and statesmen and call for youths to join in destabilising the polity and the government.
“We urge all Nigerian Youths to distance from this approach and urge every right thinking group not to buy into his ugly agenda”.
“We support constructive criticism but not destabilization of The country”. He explained.
The group also said that Unarguably, there have been recorded cases of attacks by terrorist and insurgents.
According to Godstime the Armed Forces are busy daily laying their lives to keep the Nigerians and it country safe.
“we warn leaders of the opposition who are against the federal government leadership, fueling crisis by sponsoring bandits and insurgents to destabilize our country to stop forthwith.
“We condemn the action of those who frustrate the efforts of our security agencies by leaking information.
“We will no longer tolerate attempts by selfish persons to overthrow government in any guise”. He said.
Mr. Godstime also proposed that the federal government gives special hazard allowances to frontline soldiers same way the front line Health workers are provided for during the Covid 19 outbreak, to further boost their morale.
According to him, there should be increased manpower injected to the Armed Forces, Fighting equipment was key and suggested that the government sets up an Armed Forces Trust fund same just like the Police Trust Fund to help raise funds for more equipments to aide the Military.
“It is our candid opinion that if these basics are not met the situation will remain the same even if new service chiefs are introduced”. He noted
The Convener also said that, there are rumoured noticed that another lockdown may be announced by the Federal Government following the increase of Covid 19 cases.
“We want to advice that Presidential taskforce shouldn’t go for the option of advising Mr President to order another lockdown because you can’t move forward and begin to move backwards again.
“Strategic implementation of the policies of PTF on covid 19, how to strengthen what they have put in place, ensuring strict compliance to safety measures and non-pharmaceutical interventions that have been put in place should be the way to go now, not another lockdown.
We have gotten to the state where every Nigerian must take responsibility and take ownership of how to navigate the pandemic to stay alive and survive it, while the government ensures that the wearing of face masks, use of sanitizers, physical distancing are enforcement strictly, engaging community and religious leaders and all forms of informal leaderships to cede the ownership of fighting the virus to the people.
We also advice that the ban on intra state travels, operation of local flights be lifted and schools reopened”. He explained.