- A presidential aspirant has called on the Nigerian government to be more proactive to challenges faced by citizens including those in the diaspora
- Dumebi Kachikwu said Nigeria should have taken the bulls by the horn and made its stance clear on the Russian war against Ukraine
- Kachikwu, a media mogul also called for immediate evacuation Nigerians trapped in Ukraine following Russian troops' invasion of the country
As tension continues to rise over the deepening conflict between Russia and Ukraine, a presidential aspirant has urged the Nigerian government to rise up to the occasion by making strong moves in quelling the situation.
Speaking exclusively Legit.ng, the chairman of Roots TV, Dumebi Kachikwu, said the Nigerian government, as usual, failed to take the lead by taking its chance in the ongoing war.
Kachikwu said, having nothing to gain or lose in the war, Nigeria should have diplomatically moved in to quell the tension.
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"This is a time for Nigeria to shine because we have nothing to gain from the crisis between Russia and Ukraine.
"Take for instance, every other country the US, China, and what have you, have one interest or the other."
"But we always fail to rise up to the occasion whenever it matters the most."
Fate of Nigerian students trapped in Ukraine
For Kachikwu, parents and guardians who have wards studying in Ukraine before the invasion need all the support, they can get from the government and the people here in Nigeria.
According to Kachikuwum, an invasion like this comes with its own baggage of challenges and burdens.
"A lot of people have asked why did the students not leave, what were they waiting for, but the truth is there are financial implications to these things and some parents never planned for this, nobody planned for a thing like this."
"This is going to take a lot of financial strain on families, I have people there."
He also said that it is worrisome that with Nigeria having a good number of students in Ukraine, the government should have made plans for their evacuation.
"It's so said that of the over 5,000 Nigerian students in Ukraine, the Nigerian government is yet to figure out an evacuation plan."
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Kachikwu had said that, like Prophet Isaiah in the Bible, God is looking out for that one person who has the willingness to serve Nigerians
The media mogul also condemned the level of corruption and insecurity going on in the country presently.
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