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Foundation says Nigeria must get things right

Foundation says Nigeria must get things right
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The founder and president of FPNVN says dialogue will solve issue of insecurity.

The founder and president of Foundation for Peace and Non-Violence in Nigeria (FPNVN), Onengiya Erekosima, says that Nigeria must get a lot of things right in 2023. In an interview with the press, he noted that the use of dialogue will help solve the crisis of insecurity in Nigeria and that younger Nigerians are starting to realize that they are important in the grand scheme of things. He said that they have a part to play to elect good leaders and they have to do so.

He told pressmen that Nigeria matters in this world to so many other countries, especially other African countries who may looking at Nigerians to set precedents. He believes that the world is diligently anticipating the history that Nigerians will make particularly because of the forthcoming general elections in February 2023. He urged politicians in Nigeria to understand that we all have no other country to call our own but Nigeria. So, it is imperative that we get it right this time.

No fear over Nigeria’s unity and existence as a corporate entity.

When he was asked whether he has any fear over Nigeria’s unity and existence (especially as the level of insecurity rises), he answers in the negative. His reason is that Nigerians do not need any kind of help from outside Africa to do well – as in countries such as Libya, Yemen, Syria and Afghanistan. He says that Nigeria has the capability to end the insecurity and killings all over Nigeria and Africa. He stated that the insecurity that Nigeria is experiencing today is worsening for a reason and it is to unite every citizen in demanding for a common goal – peace.

He said for the first time in Nigeria’s 108 years of existence, Nigerians are asking for one common thing, which is peace in the country and, by extension, Africa. He made allusions to when his foundation was solving problems in the Niger Delta region that he told the world that the leaders in the region did not believe in the foundation. He, however, firmly believes that dialogue is the best approach to resolving the insecurity that we face in Nigeria today.

Erekosima comments on a number of other issues.

While the founder acknowledges that he does not like getting involved in politics, he hopes that a difference will be made this time from what he can observe. According to him, this present young generation of Nigerians is beginning to understand that they are important and they have to play their parts in getting good leaders for the country, which will in turn make life more meaningful for the people. Also, he states that among the current crop of presidential candidates, he believes that Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labor Party, is that person that can fix Nigeria.

Nonetheless, he said Nigeria will be great again and peaceful for all if the government will let voters and their votes count. On the issue of the Niger Delta, Erekosima does not agree that the Federal Government is the number one enemy of the Niger Delta people. He said the people are the problem for not understanding that they are the ones that need to make their future better. The Niger Delta people are to be responsible for whatever happens in their region as a people.

The government and the world will be sorry if militant wars erupt in the region.

Reacting to the Federal Government’s plan to scrap the Presidential Amnesty Programme for Niger Delta militants, Erekosima said that the government and the world would be sorry if that kind of war comes up again in the region. Since as far back as 2009, the violent activities of the militants in the oil-rich region made the government realize less than 60 percent of the annual budget. In response, the government went after the militants. The more the government tried to fight the militants, the more oil they lose. Erekosima acknowledges that the climax of the whole thing was his ability to reconcile all the warlords that were fighting each other and were making peace impossible. Eventually, the amnesty followed.


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10 days ago

Foundation says Nigeria must get things rightThe founder and president of FPNVN says dialogue will solve issue of insecurity. – Express your point of view.

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9 days ago

We actually need to get things right in this country. I don’t know where we want to start from but we actually need to get the right things done in the country.

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9 days ago

This is the Avenue for us as a country to get things right for once let’s come out and vote the right person and let’s see things work out for once,its high time our country grow.

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9 days ago

The use of conversation will assist to tackle the crisis of insecurity in Nigeria, and younger Nigerians are starting to realize that they are significant in the big scheme of things. this is a positive sign for the future of Nigeria.

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9 days ago

The nation of Nigeria is significant in the international community for a great number of other nations, particularly other African nations that may be looking to Nigerians to create precedents.

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9 days ago

His ability to bring peace between all of the warlords who were warring against each other and making it difficult for there to be peace was the high point of the whole ordeal.

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9 days ago

The world is eagerly awaiting the milestones that Nigerians will create in their nation’s history, particularly in light of the upcoming general elections.

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9 days ago

This current young generation of Nigerians is starting to receive the idea that they are important and that they need to do what they can to help the country obtain decent leaders.

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9 days ago

Come out and vote for the proper person so that we may finally see our country prosper and advance.

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9 days ago

People are the source of the problem because they are the ones who are oblivious to the fact that they are the ones who have to work to improve their future.

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9 days ago

His ability to bring peace between all of the warlords who were warring against each other and making it difficult for there to be peace was the high point of the whole ordeal.

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9 days ago

We are all hoping for peace and the country be great again. Young Nigerians need to know they play a significant role in the unity for change

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9 days ago

The gov’t can keep running things the way. Everyone look confused. I don’t know where we want to start from but we really need to get the right things done in the country before the situation become worse beyond this.

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9 days ago

In this country, we really do need to get things back on the right track. I’m not sure where we want to begin, but I do know that we need to make sure that the proper things are accomplished across the country.

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9 days ago

For many countries throughout the world, particularly those in Africa that may be looking to Nigerians as role models, the country’s success is crucial.

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9 days ago

We need to be on the right path to get things straight in the country for us to move forward we are to begin somewhere for us to be in the right way

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9 days ago

There is need to dialogue amongst tribes and states in Nigeria for peace to reign and every forms of insecurity cease.

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9 days ago

In other words, the government can keep doing what it has been doing. Everyone seems puzzled. I have no idea how to start, but I know that we need to do something before the state of the country gets any worse.

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9 days ago

Young Nigerians today are beginning to understand their significance and the necessity of doing their part to help the nation elect honorable leaders.

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9 days ago

Foundation says Nigeria must get things right. We really need to get it right in this country. For us to get it right in this country we need vote the right people in during Election

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8 days ago

It is as a result of negligence on the part of the government that push us to this state of insecurity in the land. If the appropriate quarters were contacted and dialog was permitted we won’t find ourselves where we are today. Now it has escalated beyond measure, the federal government should please not complicate things but rather look for a better means of resolving the whole matter.

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