The OOdua Youth Coalition OYC has raised the alarm that the country was undergoing a dangerous situation that needed urgent, drastic attention.
Addressing newsmen in Akure, the National President of the Coalition, Tayo Oluyi decried the spate of insecurity across the country.
” We have exhausted all means and dragged our feet enough.
” Lives are lost every day, families are torn apart, livelihoods destroyed and properties consumed.
” All these are happening from southwest to the southern part of the country.
On the southern governors recent meeting at Asaba, Delta state, Oluyi said the Coalition support the positions of the governors and ask that the Federal Government, led by President Buhari, take action as soon as possible.
“To return peace and stability to the land, with focus on greater subnational and national growth and development, OYC urges President Buhari to immediately address Nigerians on insecurity in the land, call for a National Conference, place a ban on open grazing and take all necessary legislations to see to the restructuring of Nigeria.
“While we appreciate the different groups, bodies, unions, forums, associations and parties that have supported these calls and have come out to back the Southern Governor’s positions, we are concerned that their Northern counterparts have thrown caution to the wind, dismissed these important interventions and outrightly rubbished the efforts for a more peaceful, secured and prosperous Nigeria.
While decrying the recent overseas travel of President Muhammadu Buhari, the coalition said “Unfortunately, with the Southern Governors and Nigerians in general waiting for the quick and immediate steps to be taken by the Presidency to quell the rising concerns, President Buhari has jetted to France to attend a multilateral international meeting.