Breaking: Reports coming in from Nonwa of Tai Local Government Area, the training center for newly employed members of the Rivers State Neighbourhood Corp, is to the effect that hundreds of Soldiers of the Nigerian Army have shutdown the training camp based on “orders from above.”
The Neighbourhood Safety Corp, which is also operational in Lagos State, was setup by the Rivers State Government to assist the security agencies in the State manage security issues as well as provide jobs for Rivers people.
The Federal Government’s move to shut it down is not only illegal, it negates all legitimate efforts to promote peace and security in Rivers State and also provide jobs for Nigerians, most of whom have been left jobless by the bad economic policies of the APC led Government.
More troubling is the reason behind granting Lagos State leave to operate its own neighborhood safety Corp and denying Rivers State the right to do hers by the intrusion of military fiat. The big question is whether Nigeria is now a pseudo military regime.