By Moses Nosike
The Neo-Black Movement of Africa (NBM) has urged the Federal Government to partner with more competent people and experts outside of the administration in coming up with last solutions to the orgy of killings in the country.
The group believes that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is at its wits end and as such, needs fresh ideas and measures to contain the raging massacres engendered by the deadly activities of the Boko Haram sect and herdsmen in parts of the federation.
The movement’s President, Chief Felix Kupa, in an interview with newsmen during the organisation’s 40th national convention in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, stated that it is high time the killers and their backers were arrested and prosecuted for their dastardly acts. The 14th lecture which was also encapsulated in the convention had The Role and Impact of Security in Nation Building as its theme.
According to him, “The whole situation is disturbing. How can we be witnessing this bloodletting with no date of stoppage in sight.
“Obviously the current administration has exhausted all within its arsenal and yet no tangible thing to show that the killings will anytime soon abate.
“It is time for the Buhari government to seek help from competent Nigerian citizens and organisations on the mayhem. I am sure a lasting solution would come when the collaboration is eventually sought. “Enough of these self-denials by the people in authority. Cessation to the bloodletting must crystalllise now.”
Kupa went on: “We have witnessed enough slaughtering of our loved citizens. Time to act is now. History would not be fair to the current crop of political office holders if the crisis is left to further degenerate. It must be admitted that the country cannot afford to risk a full-blown like it was a time in Rwanda.”
The organisation also donated two Oxygen Concentrator to the Children ward of the State Hospital, Ijebu Ode, as part of their humanitarian contribution to the community that hosts its convention.
While welcoming the members of the movement, Dr Akinsola Adetola who represented the CMD expressed his gratitude to members of NBM, stating that the gesture is one in a kind and prayed that God will continue to give them the zeal to carry out such humanitarian projects.
The Vice President of the organization Honourable Melvin Richmond Udo stated categorically that it is the culture of its members to execute such a project annually during their yearly convention while siting some of the past projects that has been executed.
He expressed joy that since the hospital is happy about the two oxygen concentrators donated, that members are now sure that the people in and around the state hospital will benefit from it.
The organisation also paid a visit to an orphanage home, SOS Children village in Owu-Ijebu in the host community as part of the movement humanitarian services towards the upliftment of the black race with a presentation of a cheque of two hundred thousand naira (#200’000).
While receiving the movement at the orphanage home, the representative of the home, Assistant mother Rep, Mrs Lamina Araba thanked and welcomed NBM of Africa for finding it worthy to visit explaining that SOS children village was founded by an Austrian medical student “Hermann Gmeiner” who witnessed the suffering of so many orphan and abandoned children after world War 2 and felt that something has to be done to help them adding that since then SOS children village has been set up in different countries of the world and it has also been working to meet the needs to protect the interest and rights of children.
Spokesperson of the movement, Klinton Aduba thanked the orphanage staff for the warm reception and further explained that NBM of Africa is a non governmental organization that is aimed at helping the black race in all spheres of life while promising that NBM will help to propagate the objectives of SOS children villages in Nigeria.