President Muhammadu Buhari
An NGO, United Nigerians in the Diaspora (UNID), says the Federal Government and the National Assembly have yet to meet their responsibilities to Nigerians facing prison sentences on trumped-up charges abroad.
UNID raised the concern as more Nigerians are placed on the death row in some South-East Asian countries, particularly Indonesia.
Their concern is also heightened by the United Nations’ (UN) preparation for the periodic review of the global illicit drug policy in 2016.
The organisation was formed to address youths’ challenges, providing succor to the downtrodden as well as collaborating with the governments in finding solutions to global and national social malaise.
UNID President, Dr Paschal Okoli, made the assertion in a statement on Sunday in Lagos.
Okoli said the development was due to the poor diplomatic overtures by the Federal Government and the nonchalant attitude of Nigerian missions in the South-East Asian countries.
He added that the silence on the issue by the National Assembly led to the recent killing of the Nigerians in Indonesia.
He said that while the unwholesome venture of Nigerians, especially youths in global drug trafficking remained condemnable.
He noted that the government’s “quarantine approach” to the plight Nigerians in some Asian countries led to the placement of more of them on the death row in Indonesia.
According to him, Nigerians are daily being harassed, intimidated and falsely accused of drug trafficking in Indonesia, Malaysia and other South-East Asian countries because they are aware that Nigerian government places no value on her citizens.
“As we speak, a Nigerian recently lost his manhood in Indonesia, for having the guts to befriend an Indonesian lady, under the cover of been a drug trafficker.
“Most prospering Nigerians homes in Indonesia and Malaysia are daily raided on setup charges by the local police and citizens without the embassies intervening.
“The Federal Government must raise its voice in the …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper