Poverty, Unemployment And Injustice Responsible For Conflicts In Nigeria ~ President Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari, President Federal Republic of Nigeria

Muhammadu Buhari, President Federal Republic of Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday in Abuja that poverty, injustice and the lack of job opportunities were mainly responsible for inter-communal and intra-communal conflicts in Nigeria.

Speaking while receiving a delegation from the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, an organization active in the promotion of peace in Nigeria, President Buhari said that to achieve enduring peace in the country, greater effort must be made to eradicate poverty and injustice.
The President described ethnic and religious conflicts in parts of the country as outward manifestations of underlying problems of joblessness, injustice and poverty.
On conflicts between farmers and herdsmen, President Buhari said that a plan to map out grazing areas will soon be presented to the Nigerian Governors Forum as a temporary solution to the frequent conflicts until cattle owners are persuaded to adopt other means of rearing their cattle.

The President commended the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue for the relative peace that had returned to Plateau State as well as their on-going activity in Southern Kaduna.
He agreed with the Centre that dialogue was always preferable to the use of law and order mechanisms and force in the resolution of conflicts.
The Executive Director of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, David Harland told President Buhari that following their success in facilitating the settlement of the inter-ethnic and inter-religious conflicts in Plateau State, the group had moved to Kaduna State.

He expressed the hope that the techniques used in bringing peace to Plateau State can soon be deployed to deal with the Boko Haram insurgency and other conflicts in Nigeria.
Garba Shehu
SSA to the President
(Media & Publicity)

  1. He’s absolutely right. But as a President, he must be the first to fight corruption, poverty and terrorism. Moreover , Nigerians expect it from Buhari ( according to ask.naij.com/life/will-buhari-as-our-new-president-elect-be-able-to-fight-epidemic-like-corruption-in-nigeria-i22670.html ) , they hope he’s able to fulfil his campaign promises and improve living in the country.

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  2. Arowolaju Demilade February 12, 2016, 1:06 am

    Poverty and unemployment are some of the major developmental problems which often leads to inter- communal and intra-communal conflicts in Nigeria. Social mobilization is a development strategy, it is the process, whereby, all feasible and in-sectoral partners and allies, are brought together to identity the need to raise awareness and demand change for a particular development objective. For poverty an unemployment to be eradicated, feasible sectors such as the Ministry Of Education, Private firms/organisations, and NGO’S, etc. can combine efforts to raise awareness through channels like broadcast and social media to demand change and raise funds. Although, greater effort should be made by the Federal Government, in terms of allocating funds to terminate these problems.
    UGWUMBA, FAVOUR ONYINYE.
    MASS COMMUNICATION.
    300LEVEL
    CALEB UNIVERSITY, IMOTA, LAGOS.

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  3. Arowolaju Demilade February 12, 2016, 1:23 am

    Nigeria is a developing country, and as well, it is bound to face challenges such as poverty and unemployment. Development is a never ending process, but it can be hastened through effective communication. In the course of my study of communication for development, I have come to the realization that development cannot be achieved without effective communication.Behavioural change communication is one of the development communication strategies that can be employed in solving the problem of poverty, unemployment, and other developmental issues bothering our country-Nigeria.
    AROWOLAJU DEMILADE OLAMIDE
    MASS COMMUNICAION
    CALEB UNIVERSITY, IMOTA, LAGOS.

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  4. Arowolaju Demilade February 12, 2016, 1:28 am

    Poverty and unemployment are some of the major developmental problems which often leads to inter- communal and intra-communal conflicts in Nigeria. Social mobilization is a development strategy, it is the process, whereby, all feasible and in-sectoral partners and allies, are brought together to identity the need to raise awareness and demand change for a particular development objective. For poverty an unemployment to be eradicated, feasible sectors such as the Ministry Of Education, Private firms/organisations, and NGO’S, etc. can combine efforts to raise awareness through channels like broadcast and social media to demand change and raise funds. Although, greater effort should be made by the Federal Government, in terms of allocating funds to terminate these problems.

    UGWUMBA, FAVOUR ONYINYE.

    MASS COMMUNICATION.

    300LEVEL

    CALEB UNIVERSITY, IMOTA, LAGOS.

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