Boko Haram: Guild of Editors Urge Nigerians to be security conscious

The Nigerian Guild of Editors has urged Nigerians to be security conscious and pass relevant information to security agents who are expected to promptly act on such information in order to stop terrorism in the country.

This was revealed in the Communiqué issued at the End of the standing committee meeting of the Nigerian Guild of Editors held In Owerri, Imo State on May 16.

The Guild expressed sadness over the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State, and called on the Federal Government to live up to its promise to free the girls. The Guild praised Nigerians for rising up in unison against the abduction of the schoolgirls, commended the international community for offering assistance to Nigeria to free them and also noted that the abduction was not only an assault on Chibok, but also the entire country.

In furtherance, the Guild noted the recent rebasing of the Nigerian economy. It, however, expects the new status as the largest economy in Africa to reflect in the per capita income and the standard of living of Nigerians as well as infrastructure development.

The Guild said it is worried that the 2014 budget has not been passed five months into the year. It therefore called on both the executive and the legislative arms of government to resolve their differences and pass the budget urgently.

The Guild also criticized what it described as the hostile nature of the ongoing National Conference while calling on delegates to watch their utterances as they may be capable of causing more disunity in the country.

The Guild called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, politicians and the people to ensure that the forthcoming governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun states are free, fair and credible in order for them to act as a template for the 2015 general elections.

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