Amid developing problems around the Afghanistan disaster, the Association of Journalists for United Nigeria, greater recognized as Journalists for United Nigeria (JUN), has urged Nigerians to first search for the peace, unity, and protection of their state.
This arrives soon after the unsavoury scenes from Afghanistan pursuing the Taliban’s takeover of the country’s governing administration.
Meanwhile, Western nations have scrambled to evacuate their citizens from an more and more chaotic Kabul airport while other Afghan citizens have also been trying to get to flee the state for panic of a brutal rule by the militants.
In a statement on Tuesday, the convener of the team, Fredrick Nwabufo, observed that the quick changeover of energy to the Taliban in Afghanistan regardless of many years of navy assist by potent countries need to caution Nigerians, specifically these who are bent on international intervention.
He explained, “There is no salvation in the West or in the East we Nigerians are the potter, we will have to build Nigeria with our very own fingers.”
The statement partly go through, “The occasions in the nation not too long ago contact for patriots to rise up and keep the fort. We are unable to palliate the enormity of the troubles that confront us as a men and women right now. We have occur to a position the place all citizens, statesmen, and girls, younger and outdated, need to hold out hands and forge a typical fist to deal with these existential threats.
“We have to embrace peace-setting up as a path to peace in our communities. We need to have condition security, but it is substantially less difficult when we are not propagating hate and division.
“Nigeria is ours. Nigeria is worth combating for. As a peace and countrywide unity advocate, the Affiliation of Journalists for United Nigeria (JUN), much better recognized as Journalists for United Nigeria (JUN), phone calls on all Nigerians and critical stakeholders in the region to make the pursuit of peace at this tempestuous epoch in our evolution a bounden duty.”
The group further urged all self-willpower groups in the country to embrace peaceful techniques as it emphasised that self-perseverance is a universal correct. On the other hand, it mentioned that “using up arms to eliminate citizens and safety brokers pivots on the bounds of terrorism.”
JUN advised that Nigerians make calls for utilizing constitutional methods to maintain peace as it identified as on the governing administration to employ peace-making initiatives where necessary to stay away from a crisis.
‘’JUN, a team dedicated to peace-building, countrywide cohesion, and progress, notes the agitations for secession in some sections of the country. Though it is within just the legal rights of anybody to agitate and look for self-resolve, violence, and coercion in any form, need to not be section of any righteous advocacy.
‘’We ought to denounce violence in all kinds by all actors. Violence should not be found among the the civilised human species. Violence achieves absolutely nothing but demise, damaged bones, and spilt blood. When agitations outcome in reduction of lives and residence, the state the natural way will go to restore purchase.
“We would like to emphasise that self-dedication is a common suitable, but taking up arms to get rid of citizens and security agents pivots on the bounds of terrorism. All Nigerians ought to pursue constitutional implies in whatever they find. The price tag of war is better than the cost of peace. There are no serious victors in a war — only death and destruction.
“We accept some of the elementary concerns behind these agitations – social inequality, poverty, unemployment, injustice, and corruption. These are troubles influencing all the persons of Nigeria. Each individual Nigerian is marginalised. And this is a consequence of leadership failure above the yrs. We question the governing administration to search into the underlying brings about of these agitations – outside of deploying power. We simply cannot productively treat metastasising cancer if we do not surgically address the root brings about.
“We propose that the governing administration employ peace-making initiatives, dialogue wherever needed, and maintain out the olive department when practicable.
“Portion 24b of the 1999 Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) says ‘it shall be the obligation of each individual citizen to help to enhance the electricity, prestige and very good name of Nigeria, protect Nigeria’. JUN attracts its mandate from this area of the constitution.
“Journalists for United Nigeria (JUN) is strictly non-partisan not a stress or lobby team, but a consider-factory to join minds in the media who are dedicated to a united Nigeria.
“We imagine the media possesses some of the brightest minds. JUN is extra or significantly less a discussion forum for like-minded persons. It is non-partisan it is not a pressure group. It is not a foyer group it is not a political group. It is a discussion board wherever journalists can converge to exchange concepts and views on how to strengthen countrywide unity
“We need in abundance citizens who can be Nigerians. It is our check out that only journalists suit into this. By virtue of becoming adult men and ladies of the pen, we shape thoughts and narratives. The sustenance of our unity rests largely in our hands. We will have to rise to the event and mobilise equally the political class and the populace to imbibe our togetherness. We have no other place but Nigeria. Allow us, by way of our occupation, lead by illustration.
“We would like to be emphatic listed here this group was conceived out of a robust motivation for the peace and progress of Nigeria. We think we are more powerful collectively.
“Yet again, JUN is purely voluntary for Nigerian journalists. No monetary rewards in any way except for the psychological fulfilment that will come from recognizing you are contributing to the peace and advancement of your country.
“We enchantment to all Nigerians to place the unity, peace, and security of Nigeria first in their engagements, general public statements, and actions.”