The Nigerian Community in South Africa has urged the Federal Government to sustain its efforts at curtailing insecurity, banditry and abductions, as the country marked 22 years of uninterrupted democracy.
The community, under the aegis of Nigeria Union South Africa (NUSA), made the appeal on Saturday in a statement by its President, Adetola Olubajo, as it joined fellow Nigerians at home and abroad to mark this year’s Democracy Day.
“It’s been 22 years when our country returned to civil rule and there is a need to celebrate the uninterrupted change of administrations since then.
“The Nigerian Union South Africa urges the federal government not to relent in meeting some of the challenges facing the nation.
“Top on the list are insecurity, banditry and abductions. All efforts to stop these vices should be sustained until victory is achieved.
“We also urge the government to sustain policies that have made Nigeria not to be among countries with high COVID-19 cases and deaths.
“NUSA is happy that COVID-19 cases in our country are not on the rise and this should be sustained,’’ the statement said.
Olubajo also said that measures aimed at boosting the nation’s economy and not allowing it to go down should be implemented.
“The Nigerian community in South Africa has been law-abiding, obeying all rules and regulations of our host country,” he said.
He added that NUSA would continue to sensitise Nigerians living in South Africa to stay away from crime or any other issue that could harm them or tarnish the image of the country.
“We pledge to continue to contribute to our country’s democracy and good governance,” Olubajo said.