ABUJA — A non-governmental organisation, Citizens Network for Peace and Development, CNPD, has condemned the ‘deportation’ of some indigenes of Anambra State by the Lagos State Government and asked Governor Babatunde Fashola, SAN, to apologise for the action.
The Director-General of CNPD, Comrade Preye Dressman, who led the group on a courtesy visit to Vanguard Regional Office, Abuja, said that the action of the governor was capable of causing ethnic crisis in the country and that if not tackled immediately it could have ripple effects.
According to him: “The action of Lagos State Government is capable of attracting ethnic reprisals which in turn may generate into a crisis that might not easily be contained by government.
“We believe that every citizen of Nigeria as provided by the constitution has the right to live freely in any part of the country irrespective of his/her status, tribe, or religion. We therefore advise that the authorities concerned to show maturity in resolving the issue.
“If Lagos governor claimed he had written to the Anambra State government, does it justify him to dump the people at the time and place they were dumped?” Dressman asked.