CSOs blame politicians, bad governance for renewed agitation

Auwal Ibrahim Musa

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) in collaboration with Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA), has blamed the political class, bad governance for the recent renewed agitation by some youths in the country.

They accused the political class of using the youths for their selfish interests by prodding them to instigate violence and marginalizing themselves through ethnicity and religious violence.

The one day programme tagged, “Multi-Stakeholders: No War Coalition Consultative Meeting Aimed At De-Escalating The Ongoing Tension In The Country” held in Abuja yesterday.

Executive Director, CISLAC, Auwal Ibrahim Musa said government at all levels have failed in taking cognizance of early warnings so as to mitigate the tension that have now surfaced.

Ibrahim said: “We all know that the main reason why our young people are involved in this is simply because of the collapse of governance in the country and our young people have been abandoned, they have no decent livelihood, they have been denied access to education and jobs”.

Team Leader, PRAWA, Ogechi Ogu (Esq) said the government must not wait for violence to start before doing something about it, adding that they are here to redirect the thought of the people and raising awareness amongst the people in the de-escalation process.

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