The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has commended the federal government, security agencies and other stakeholders that played significant role in the rescue of some of the abducted Chibok girls, even as it enjoined the government to sustain negotiation towards the release of the remaining girls and others who may be in the captivity of the Boko Haram.
In a statement issued by the Chairman of IPAC, Mohammad Nalado, he said the rescue of twenty-one of the Chibok girls has given a clear indication that President Mohammadu Buhari administration making tremendous impact in the fight against insurgency.
He urged the government not to relent in its efforts to rescue the remaining girls and other Boko Haram captives, just as he pointed out the need for the government to pursue a vigorous rebuilding of the North East region.
This rehabilitation and rebuilding of the region, according to Hon. Nalado, will secure the confidence of the Internally Displaced Person (IDPs) in the region to return to their business and farming, which will boost the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) capacity of Nigeria.
While observing that returning of the IDPs, whom he said are predominantly farmers, to their various communities will crash the recent increase in prices of food items in the market, he charged the security agencies to sustain their efforts to ensure that peace continues to reign in the liberated north east region.
Speaking on the need to ensure that the welfare of the IDPs are prioritised, Nalado, who is also the chairman of Accord Party (AP), pleaded with the Buhari led government to put measures in place to ensure that the funds meant for the welfare of the IDPs are not diverted.
He said the political parties in the country are fully in support of the anti corruption fight being championed by the President, adding that the government should go to any length to bring corrupt persons to justice, as nobody is above the law.
“IPAC is urging the President not to be discouraged in the fight against corruption, political parties in Nigeria are fully in support of this fight. And we urge him to carry on this fight to the most logical conclusion.”, he said.
Meanwhile, the IPAC boss advocated the need for Nigerians to patronise made in Nigeria products, which he argued is the only way to rebuild Nigeria’s economy.
According to the IPAC’s statement, the government has taken the right steps that will ensure that the country produces what its citizens consume, noting that consumption of locally made goods are the only way to address the hike in foreign exchange and appreciate the value of naira at the parallel market.
While calling on Nigerian industrialists who have companies outside the country to come back and establish them in Nigeria, to complement government’s efforts at job creation, Nalado also advised government to encourage multinational companies to come and set up economic ventures in Nigeria, to help grow the economy.
“Every part of this country can produce something, God has blessed us with arable and fertile lands, and if we learn how to gradually go back to farming, it will reduce importation and the scarcity of Foriegn exchange.”, he said.