Pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, on Monday, September 27, 2021, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to put into practise what he said about justice, fairness and equity on the floor of the United Nations (UN) when he addressed the global body last Friday.

Buhari, while calling for the reform of the UN posited that “without justice, the legitimacy (even efficacy) of our organization is called to question,” just as he also called for dialogue between Israel and Palestine to resolve their differences, pointing out that the skirmish between the duo bordered on “the question of justice, fairness, and equity.”

The president, elsewhere in his speech, also spoke about the commitment of his administration to respect human rights.

Afenifere made the call in a release signed by its spokesperson, Comrade Jare Ajayi, recalling that ethnic nationalities and other concerned stakeholders in the country had been calling for dialogue to resolve what it termed “Nigeria issues” for long, but the Federal Government under Buhari had not only been ignoring them but hounding those calling for such dialogue.

According to the pan- Yoruba socio-political group, it is interesting, and perhaps comforting that the Nigerian authority realizes that dialogue is the way to go in resolving knotty issues, but noted that it was the hypocrisy of the highest order for this same authority to be prescribing this to foreign authorities while describing those calling for the same thing at home as hate speech makers and separatists.

“It is interesting, perhaps comforting that the Nigerian authority realizes that dialogue is the way to go in resolving knotty issues. It is however hypocrisy of the highest order for this same authority to be prescribing this to foreign authorities while describing those calling for the same thing at home as ‘hate speech makers’ and separatists,’” it said.

Afenifere maintained that the reform that Buhari advocated for the UN was to one being canvassed by those calling for dialogue at home, saying it beat one’s imagination why and how the president considered reform and dialogue as necessary at the global level but saw same as anathema in Nigeria.

“Why and how our president considered reform and dialogue as necessary at the global level but consider same as anathema in Nigeria beats one’s imagination. It is called Reform at the global level and Restructuring at home,” Afenifere said.