Insecurity: Senator Ita Enang tasks Nigerian politicians on cooperation
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Ita Enang has called Nigerians from all walks of life, particularly the politicians, to rise up to the present security breaches in the country.
Ita Enang stated this while briefing journalists in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State Capital on Saturday, June 12, 2021, stressing that the fact that insecurity knows no tribe, religion and political affiliations is an indication that it needs concerted effort and cooperation to put a stop to it.
The President’s aide maintained that it is time for politicians to down tools and stop playing politics while the country is in turmoil.
He called on Nigerian leaders at various levels to be more responsible and stop incisive, divisive and provocative statements at this time which according to him is capable of sparking more violence.
Enang stressed the need for the leaders to look inward and join hands with the President Muhammadu Buhari to move the country forward.
While commending the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel for the security of lives and property, the President’s aide also lauded youths in the state for their peaceful disposition.
He called on the leaders not to take the peaceful disposition of the youths for granted but rise up and do the needful by providing employment and skills for the youths.
According to him Nigerian youths have been pushed to the wall and therefore developed resistance, thereby triggering the current insecurity in the country.
He commended President Buhari for the various social intervention programmes put in place to engage Nigerian youths in agriculture, community services and small scale entrepreneurial development and urged the state governors to do same in their various states to engage the youths.
Enang also spoke on judiciary autonomy and charged the state governors to emulate President Buhari who has since implemented the autonomy at the federal level.
He also urged state governors to honour the agreement reached with JUSUN to ensure that funds meant for the judiciary are transferred to judiciary account to be managed by them to avoid another industrial action by the union.
The president’s aided noted that Bayelsa and Delta are the only states in the country that have implemented autonomy of the judiciary because they have enabling law and called on other states to follow suite.