George Floyd: Service Of Song By NCAC And NIDCOM In Nigeria, A Misplaced Priority

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Nigerians have reacted on the service of song conducted by NCAC and NIDCOM in honor of George Floyd a Citizen of the United State In Nigeria as Quite Unnecessary.

The DG, Nigerian Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe and Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Honourable Abike Dabiri-Erewa chose to hold service of song in honour of the late George Floyd, who was killed by police in the United States on May 25, 2020, in Nigeria.

Otumba Runsewe and Hon. Abike Dabiri held the memorial session at NCAC headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday in honor of the slain African-American.

It calls for concern, as many social media users see it as a misplaced priority.

 According to the NCAC DG, He added that it had become necessary for Nigeria to join 17 African countries and other countries across the world to organize a memorial for George Floyd.

For concern citizens who felt it is a total waste of time and Nigeria resources to think they are fighting for the blacks in the USA while Nigerians are suffering in prisons in many countries of the world.

 ”Violence not part of our culture, says Runsewe”.

 “It has become necessary to emphasize that as Africans, our culture has great respect for the sanctity of human life, we are a peaceful, loving and God-fearing people that detest violence, the DG said.

“This is why we are joining the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission to ask for justice for late George Floyd and to propagate the message of peace all over the world, he also stated.

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“We believe that all men are created equal and have inalienable rights among which are rights to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, he said.

“From Africa to the USA, Latin America, Asian, Europe, and the Pacific, we say let justice flow; let love reign and let there be peace,” he said.

Also in attendance, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman, and Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), demanded justice for Floyd’s death should be a collective effort she said the DNA of an African runs in every African.

 “As a black person, you must aspire to come back to your motherland where you can freely breathe, she said.

You may recall how Herdsmen and Boko Haram are busy killing Nigerians. Police brutality is on the increase, in recent times there have been many cases of rape and deaths yet no solidarity has been shown to the families of the dead by NCAC and NIDCOM among many killings in Nigeria but they chose to hold service of song in the faraway USA.

Meanwhile, NCAC and NIDCOM were advised to focus on how to save Nigerians across the globe and stop the mush killing and rape cases on women and girls.

 


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