Ayim To Buhari – ‘Set Up Commission Of Inquiry To End Agitations’

Ayim Pius Ayim

Former Senate President, Ayim Pius Ayim has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to set up Commission of Inquiry to end various agitations in the country.

Ayim suggested that this is how Nigeria can overcome the problem of insecurity in various parts of the country.

The suggestions contained in an open letter he wrote to President Buhari on Monday.

The former Senate President advised the president to make history by setting up a commission of inquiry into the violent and non-violent agitations to make recommendations on the immediate short-term and long-term – solutions.

This, Ayim believes will help to de-escalating the rising tension in the land and lead to a process for the renewal of the march to nationhood.

According to former Senate President, no action is deemed successful or completed until the buy-in of the people is secured through a democratic process.

He warned against shutting the people out of the process of finding solutions to the conflicts, stressing that a permanent solution would be a mirage.

Ayim maintained that the processes that led to the independence of the country, saying the colonial administration was confronted with reservations by minority tribes over fears of domination by the majority tribes.

He, therefore, informed the President that a similar commission of inquiry chaired by Harry Willink was set up and the panel produced a far-reaching report after extensive hearings of the complaints and suggestions from the people.

“It can be argued that no other document in the history of Nigeria has had a far-reaching impact on our political structure than the Willink’s report,” Ayim added

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