- The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF) wants President Muhammadu Buhari to concentrate on insecurity in the north
- The AYCN says there is need for the declaration of emergency on the security situation of the region following continued attacks by insurgents in spite of efforts by agencies
- Yerima Shettima, president of the AYCN, believes true governance can only exist when people are alive and happy
Hours after Muhammadu Buhari released a nation-wide address on January 1, as part of the new year celebration, a northern group, the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF), suggested an area of concentration for the president.
The AYCN, led by Yerima Shettima, asked the president to declare a state of emergency on the security situation in the northern part of the country.
Shettima lamented that there had been continued attacks by those he described as enemies of the region of the country despite efforts by the security agencies.
He particularly mentioned insurgents who have continued to hit spots in the north eastern part of Nigeria.
Daily Trust reports that Shettima said the situation currently needed a fresh approach
“It is only when people are alive and happy that there can be governance. What we have today in Nigeria in terms of security is really worrisome.
“That is why we are asking for the total overhaul of the entire security apparatuses in the land with a view to bringing in other people with new vision, zeal and commitment to deal with the security challenges in the country," he said.
He appealed to the government to reposition the security architecture of the country.
Legit.ng reports that President Buhari, on January 1, 2020, promised that he would not stay an extra day after his second term officially ends on May 29, 2023.
The president said this in a nation-wide broadcast to the nation through a speech that was obtained by Legit.ng.
The president also used the opportunity to mention some of the achievements of his administration so far just as he led the citizens into the government's plans in the new year and beyond.
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