– The Coalition of Oduduwa Descendants has condemned “the increase” hate speeches and campaign against the Nigerian nation
– COD called on the Nigerian government to either restructure Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM)
– According to COD, Nigerians in diaspora should focus on building infrastructures and supporting the government
The Coalition of Oduduwa Descendants (COD) has urged the federal government to either scrap or restructure the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) over threats to national security by some Nigerians in the Diaspora.
In a statement released on Tuesday, January 19, and seen by Legit.ng, the group said there have been series of hate campaigns by some disgruntled elements in the diaspora.
Signed by the national coordinator of COD, Lekan Ekundayo, the statement said some Nigerians in the diaspora are endorsing negative publicity about the country.
Ekundayo said some of these “unpatriotic Nigerians” living in the diaspora have continued to exaggerate the security situation and underreporting the successes recorded in the fight against insecurity.
According to Ekundayo, these individuals through their campaigns have discouraged many investors interested in the Nigerian market.
“This has to do with the way our brothers and sisters in the Diaspora have constantly been portraying Nigeria in negative light thereby influencing our citizens and other citizens of the world to hate our dear country, Nigeria.”
He also said that the COD what the federal government to focus on the fundamental objectives of harnessing our human resources for good and not for the destruction of Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a new report released by the Good Governance Index (GGI) said that poor governance, lack of accountability at the state and local government level are the major contributors of insecurity in Nigeria.
The report by GGI said high level of poverty is more prevalent in local areas than in urbanised locations across the country.
Also, the director-general of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi, has urged Nigerians to support the security agencies and the personnel in ridding the country of criminality.
Bichi said it is important for the general public to know that the government and security agencies alone cannot tackle insecurity in the country.
He said every security agency needs the support of the citizens to ensure that the effort in combating criminallity records continuous sucess.
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