The Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria has called on the 36 State Governors in the Federation to ensure that nobody is discriminated against in the distribution of palliatives initiated by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to cushion the effects of withdrawal of petroleum subsidy removal.
Reacting to complaints emanating from South-South and South-East Geo-Political Zones, the Media Group said while the four Geo-Political Zones comprising of South West, North-Central North-East and North West are reportedly carrying along citizens of their States in distribution of the palliatives irrespective of religious affiliation, all States in the South-South and South-East are reportedly excluding the Muslims in their States from benefitting in the palliative’s distribution.
The Group’s National Coordinator Alh Ibrahim Abdullahi in Press Statement issued today, warned the Governors of South-South and South-East to stop being discriminatory against Muslims stating that if President Bola Ahmed Tinubu was magnanimous by giving them food items and funds to take good care of the people in their States in this period of severe pains, it is ungodly for them to segregate or discriminate against the Muslims in their States both indigenes and non-indigenes
According to him, in all the States and Local Governments in Nigeria, the palliatives Committees supposed to give both Muslims and Christians Bodies represented, stating that anything short of that was unacceptable!
Alhaji Abdullahi Ibrahim, condemned ungodly attitude in governance and commended President Bola Tinubu for his leadership qualities pointing out that since assumption of office, he has demonstrated beyond any reasonable doubt his competence, love and affection for all Nigerians as evidently shown all his appointments so far and his policy decisions – calling on all the State Governors to emulate his leadership qualities of non-discrimination against anybody.
Still on palliatives, the Muslim Media Watch Group Leader, called on the Governors not to limit their palliatives to food items, rather they should employ skilled and qualified youths to fill vacancies in the MDAs, adding that that is a greater palliative that would last longer for various families who are going through serious hardship now.
He prayed for God’s continued guidance for President Tinubu so that the Nation could come out of the present economic hardship.
The Group also called on President Tinubu to roll-out his anti-corruption Agenda that would cut-across all aspects of governance such as Economic Revival, Smashing the cartel in the oil industry, repositioning of Naira against other Foreign Currencies and the alleged bribery allegations against some members of the National Assembly; as economy cannot flourish where bribery and corruption strives; Muslim Media Watch Group concluded.