CSOs flay government over harassment of media, protesters

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Nigeria have decried the Federal Government over the country’s shrinking civil space, accusing it of totalitarian tendencies against the people.

In a statement jointly issued by 51 CSOs in Akure yesterday by Media Officer of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Onyekachi Eke, the groups stressed that harassment and intimidation of media outfits and peaceful protesters was unacceptable.

The organisations are, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA), Echoes of Women in Africa Initiative (ECOWA), CISLAC, CLEEN Foundation and Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), among many others.

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They expressed disappointment at the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to address the many challenges facing the country, abuse of power and contempt for the rule of law.

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