Chairman, Committee on Human Rights And Social Justice, International Peace and Governance Council of African Continental Chapter of the United International Peace and Governance Council of Africa (UNIPGC) Africa, Barrister Muritala Sambo, has lamented that Insecurity, corruption, and economic problems have retarded growth in Nigeria.
He urged the federal, state and local governments as well as all relevant agencies, organisations and individuals to collaborate to address insecurity in some parts of Nigeria.
He stated that the menace should be advised and warned that insecurity is detrimental to national, organisation and individual well-being and growth.
Sambo also called for the eradication of corruption, economic depreciation, political rigmarole, unhealthy rivalry, and other vices in Nigeria.
According to him, the vices have inhibited Nigeria from advancement and playing a strategic role in regional, continental and global communities.
He spoke with journalists on Sunday on his confirmation as Chairman, Committee on Human Rights And Social Justice, IPGC by the United Nations International Peace and Governance Council of Africa during the International Peace & Security Summit in Morocco.
He called on all Nigerians to be patriotic and alleged that many Nigerians are not patriotic.
Sambo said, “Unlike several other countries in the world that are not self-reliant, Nigeria is blessed with everything to survive without support from any country but nothing works for her. Actualization of peace in Nigeria is not complex, though multifaceted but achievable with the determination of the government to take the lead by firstly institutionalizing an automated system which is free from human manipulations regardless of class or status. The next is that the love of the nation should be prioritized, and most importantly to every citizen. A higher percentage of Nigerians do not love this nation.
“The atrocities some Nigerians have committed against this nation to bring us to this derogatory position have no better explanation than the lack of love for the country. The caption: GOD BLESS AMERICA is the talesman that has floated the USA up and above others. Next is Dialogue and reconciliation: In the game of corruption and system circumvention several peoples, states, communities, tribes, groups, institutions, and others have been wronged and cheated and there is a need to reconcile through dialogue if we must forge ahead as a nation.
“These three pillars will create a wonderful magic and every other thing will fall in place. With a good system, corruption, insecurity, economic depreciation, political rigmarole, unhealthy rivalry, and other vices will be synchronized by a good system in place and everything will align.”