Unity old stu­dents want FG’s ac­tion on vi­o­lence

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ab­dul­la­teef Salau

Unity Schools Old Stu­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion (USOSA) has ex­pressed con­cern over the spate of killings in re­cent months, in­clud­ing some ut­ter­ances that ques­tion na­tional unity.

This was con­tained in a state­ment jointly signed by the as­so­ci­a­tion’s Care­taker Com­mit­tee Chair­man, Ay­o­dele Joseph and Chair­per­son, of Trustees, Mrs Oye­bode.

The as­so­ci­a­tion noted that Nige­ria’s cop­ing strat­egy was un­der strain, and that does not bode well for “Our ex­is­tence as a happy, united en­tity.”

It there­fore de­manded that the Fed­eral and State gov­ern­ments show de­ci­sive po­lit­i­cal will be­fore, dur­ing and af­ter Board Aisha all crises sit­u­a­tions.

This, it said, has be­come im­per­a­tive to en­able the nec­es­sary ma­chin­ery of gov­ern­ment find and bring per­pe­tra­tors to book.

“It is im­per­a­tive that gov­ern­ment avoids cre­at­ing im­pres­sions or lat­i­tudes that can be ex­plored to cre­ate may­hem and plant crises in the coun­try.

“An ur­gent di­a­logue with all com­mu­ni­ties af­fected by the farmer and pas­toral­ist crises is ad­vo­cated. We urge the par­ties to come with open minds to such plat­forms know­ing that no sane per­son ben­e­fits from con­flict,” the state­ment said.

The as­so­ci­a­tion com­mended ef­forts by law en­force­ment agen­cies to stem the tide of killings in the coun­try.

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