By OKOSUN OKHUELEIGBE
Nigeria Diaspora Security Forum (NDSF) has called on the President Muhammad Buhari to demonstrate his commitment towards ensuring that Chibok School Girls abducted from their school dormitory 601 days ago are rescued unhurt.
Towards its realisation, NDSF implores the President to immediately instruct the Service Chiefs to establish a Multi-Agency Taskforce with sole task of tackling girls’ abduction cases in the country.
The Chairman of NDSF, Temitope Olodo Esq; in a statement in London and made available to National Daily said “As the nation and our security apparatus concentrate on destroying Boko Haram infrastructure; it is important to recognise that many school children are vulnerable and require proper security support.
As a measure to stem future abduction of school girls from their premises, NDSF has recommended the establishment of School Police within the current Nigeria Police Force to handle policing issues in the Nigerian education system.
“We believe the establishment of this section within the current Nigeria Police Force will boost parent’s confidence of their children’s safety. Such designated police officers should be trained to have the appropriate skill-set to handle the sensitivity and key issues relating to crime within our educational system.
“Nigeria Diaspora Security Forum (NDSF) is concerned about the agitation of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and other pockets of political violence that have led to monstrous destruction of citizens’ lives and their means of livelihood in many states of the Federation.
“We are calling for the passage of Riot Compensation Bill to ensure that people affected by future riots are compensated for losses suffered to their business or livelihood.”
Among other demands, Nigeria Diaspora Security Forum (NDSF) also wants the Honourable Minister of Education to immediately setup a committee to look into the design and development of a Civil Education Programme that addresses the issue of unity, and other critical subject matters like extremism; it is important to disrupt the pattern of legal disobedience occurring across the length and breadth of Nigeria by those who are mainly committed or brainwashed by unpatriotic Nigerians.
Olodo averred that as some European countries have intensified “removal direction to secure their border and repatriate many Nigerians, the government especially the Ministry of Foreign Affairs should design a roadmap to accommodate the diaspora returnees that would add value to their lives noting that their repatriation constitute “serious threat to national security.”
They also call on the Presidency look at the possibility of supporting the establishment of the Diaspora Commission as to serve as holistic strategy for the diaspora constituency without which would tantamount to denying relevance to Nigeria.