On 20th June, 2016, we make a Press Release titled: “Breaking the Silence over Governments’ insensitivity to National Issues”, and on 24th June, 2016 we made another press release titled; “Nigerian Leadership: Focused or misguided”. In these two press statements, we had observed the “untold hardship” Nigerians are experiencing due to government policies; we also draw the attention of government on the continuous state of insecurity as well as the emergence of Niger Delta Avengers.
We observed the anti-corruption war to be one-sided. The government has deliberately closed their eyes on some corrupt officials serving in government who despite the hunger and poverty across the states of Nigeria are owing civil servants salaries and cannot account for the recent Federal government bailout funds.
The well planned killing on Monday, 1st August, 2016 of innocent Christians in Demsa, Adamawa State is yet another weakness of security and inability of government to protect Nigerians. Again, this attack like many others was deliberately targeted at Christians. We also noted the loop-sided appointments by government to favour one religion above others.
In view of the total disregard to the plight and concern of Nigerians and Christians in particular over governments lack of sensitivity to youth unemployment, the most daring and challenging economic hardships, the incessant well organized and targeted attacks on Christians, and the systematic placement and empowerment of Muslims above Christians in a systematic and strategic sudden manner and with impunity, we hereby state our lack of confidence in this administration.
The most recent appointments taking effect on 1st August, 2016 has again brought to fore the undemocratic antecedents of this administration. Constitutionally, the appointments’ by this administration does not reflect the principle of democracy known as the Federal character principle in Nigeria. Again, we recall the Minister of Interior having to confirm from the Sultan of Sokoto before setting aside a National Muslim sallah holiday.
As Christian youths of this country, we are afraid the government is leading us through unknown and uncharted waters, thus further polarizing and dividing Nigerians along religious and regional divides. This is obviously evident in the most recent developments and pronouncements on the political, economic and religious strata of society.
In conclusion, the consequences, the sad experiences and the division that may lead to anarchy among Nigerians are solely on this administration. We hope the youths will not judge this government on the negative side of posterity.
Engr. Daniel Kadzai