The President of the Civil Rights Congress, Shehu Sani, has accused the Federal Government of being insincere in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency.
Following Monday’s early morning bomb attack at Nyanya area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, where 71 persons were killed and many others critically injured, the human right activist, Sani, in a press release, alleged that “the Federal Government was never sincere in tackling the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-east despite all the noise and resources wasted on security in the 2014 and previous budgets.”
At a Press conference in Kaduna where his group also distributed several volumes of the report of the 2005 National Political Reforms Conference to butchers, market women and bean cake sellers, Sani traced the series of attacks in some parts of the north to the problem of governance, stating that the currents spate of bombing by the sect had vindicated him for not being part of the Federal Government Dialogue Committee on Boko Haram, which he noted was a waste of time and resources.
He also predicted that the on-going national conference may not achieve the desired goals, as other successive governments in the country failed to implement reports of similar conferences despite several billions of Naira spent for the conference by government.
He explained that reports of the ongoing conference would also be used by hawkers and food vendors to sell their products because it would not be implemented just like others.
He further stressed that conferences had always been an avenue for wasting public funds, and insisted that the ongoing national conference would not yield any result at the end of the day.