A coalition of Faith based organizations, FBOs led by the Christian Welfare Initiative, CWI, is about unveiling a strong all inclusive coalition network that will lead a nationwide campaign to draw attention of government to several threats that are likely going to lead to anarchy if urgent steps are not taken to contain them immediately.
Addressing the media in Lagos, on the state of the nation and to announce a planned nationwide campaign against laxity on part of government to improve citizens welfare, president of CWI, Professor Magnus Atilade condemned incessant killings by the Boko Haram insurgents and Herdsmen butchering of innocent Nigerians.
Atilade said, it is still not clear on why the government has not position the nations security machinery to secure life and property by systematically uprooting the insurgents rather than remain on defensive all the time.
Speaking on the state of the health sector, he called for proper funding of the sector to help address the continuous strike actions in the industry.
“Health care base should expanded to include provision of healthcare by regulated practitioners of complementary alternative medicines, CAM, and traditional medicine practitioners”, he advised.
On education, he advised that compulsory and free education should be a matter of government policy for every Nigerian from primary to secondary, while tertiary education be subsidized and standards improved across all levels.
Atilade lamented poor welfare of average Nigerian and challenged government on the provision of subsidized housing to all Nigerians, as well as improved and highly subsidized transport sector.
“Nigeria must be rearranged Into regional structure and unviable states re absorbed into regions, State Police should be created and manned by indigenes while bicameral legislature expunged because of its high cost while independent candidates be encouraged to stand for elections”, he said.
Atilade, warned that except all these issues threatening national cohesion the country would continue to suffer underdevelopment and eventual collapse.
He said that based on these issues that is threatening national unity, a new coalition will be unveiled soon to launch a national campaign and education the citizens to agitate for change.