A human rights activist and President of Civil Rights Congress, Shehu Sani, has said that the Federal Government was never sincere in tackling the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-eastern part of the country, despite all the noise and resources wasted on security in the 2014 and previous budgets.
This is following Monday’s early morning bomb attack at Nyanya area of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, where many people were killed and many others critically injured.
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.
He stated that the current 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.
The leader of the Northern Civil Society Coalition 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 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.