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State Of The Nation: Human Rights Group Knocks Tinubu’s Govt., Calls For Replacement Of Entire Cabinet Members



Human Rights Group, Led by the President of Ambassadors of Peace and Enlightenment Foundation (AMPEF), Comrade Prince Saviour Iche, has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to replace all his cabinet members with the right appointees who can make reasonable contributions to the growth of the economy.
Cablenews24 reports that addressing a world Press conference in Lagos with the theme: Is Nigeria a failed state? Comrade Iche, stressed the appointment must be based on area of specialisation and the progress monitored to ensure accountability.
He took a swipe on the manner and ways some so-called Human Rights leaders are going about their activism saying most of them have sold their conscience and finds it difficult to confront the government of the day on sensitive issues affecting the nation.
Comrade Prince Iche who is the convener of the Congress, however maintained that the way out of the many issues bedevilling the nation called Nigeria is a careful deliberation on matters arising, and the proffering of effective solutions.
The Press conference which was held In collaboration with Know Your Rights for Justice (KnoRights),  focused on state of the Nation, as President Bola Ahmed Tinubu marks one year in office.
The Human Rights Group dissected the theme, “is Nigeria a failed state” evaluating President Tinubu’s  administration, one year after, being inaugurated as the 16th President of Nigeria on May 29, 2023.
First to address the gathering was Comrade Olusegun Adeeko, the president of Know Your Right for Justice (KnoRights). He decried the turbulence time Nigeria is in right now and concluded by saying that Nigeria has completely failed.
Comrade Adeeko, bemoans the delipidated state of the nation saying ,” a country with no good roads, inadequate power supply, food inflation, insecurity, a surge in fuel prices, and so on, has failed her citizens”. He noted that the primary focus of any government should be welfare and security that  any government that fails to provide these essential necessities to her citizen is a failed government.
He recalls one of President Tinubu’s statement that if in his 4-year tenure there is no stable security, Nigerians should not vote for him in the next election. Adeeko said Nigerians will hold Tinubu by his words.
In his contribution, Comrade Solomon Neye, knocked Mr President on N60,000 monthly basic salaries of workers as proposed by the government in the face of the harsh economic reality: sporadic increases in prices of food stuff, transportation, utility bills, children’s school fees, etc.
He wondered how a family can survive on that, saying that it is outright slavery. Neyr also took  a swipe on President Tinubu government over the worsening state of insecurity in the nation.
He said, “security is at its poorest state, the government has embezzlers, yet the prison is for the poor man who has to struggle to survive. Nigerians must speak in one voice to end the already-heating menace engulfing the country..
Also speaking, is Comrade Daniel Oguine from CDHR. He expressed sadness over Nigeria’s plight, stressing that the previous government of Muhammadu Buhari failed in his administration, and the present government followed suit by instilling further hardship on already suffering Nigerians.
Oguine lashed out at Tinubu that he prioritised his cabinet over the masses.  He said, “N15 billion is an outrageous amount budgeted to buy new cars for commissioners as well as the budget for Shettima’s new office, old projects are abandoned while new projects spring up and will remain uncompleted as usual, leaving a burden of inheritance for the next government.
For his part, Comrade John Ezenwan, Lagos Coordinator for AMPEF, who was the fourth speaker, stated that the value of the naira will remain valueless as Nigerians consume more from importation and not produce for exportation.
He called for a review of the N60,000 minimum wage as it cannot sustain families.
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