The Joint Nigeria Civil Society Action Committee, JN-CAC, has urged Nigerians to participate in its laid down activities to commemorate the second National Day of Mourning and Remembrance for all victims of violent killings across Nigeria.
The satement, which was jointly signed by Abiodun Baiyewu, Adamu Kotokorshi, Chidi Anselm Odinkalu, Ier-Jonathan-Ichaver and Ken Henshaw noted that the National Day of Mourning and Remembrance which is scheduled to hold on May 28th seeks to express solidarity, and demand accountability for the security and welfare of all Nigerians.
The group urged Nigerians to commemorate the day by observing a minute silence at noon on May 28th.
The statement explained that, “We invite all Nigerians to wear black on May 28, or at least a black arm band, or black ribbons as a symbol of their solidarity.
“We invite all corporate entities, and the government to fly their flags at half-mast for the entire day.
“We invite all Nigerians to observe a minute of silence at noon on May 28. Where they cannot be part of a ceremony, to stand in front of their homes, businesses, cars and be silent for a minute. For markets, to stop all trading activities for 5 minutes while a bell rings.
“We request radio and TV stations to observe the silence and advocate for their audiences to do the same. We ask for groups and institutions to hold solemn assemblies at about 11:45 am and observe a minute silence at noon.”
JN-CAC also called on the Federal Government to take urgent measures to review the country’s security architecture, the immediate replacement of all service chiefs across the country as well as the initiation of a government led process of documenting those that have died due to violence deaths towards seeking accountability.
The statement demanded for “the provision of social security for victims including disabled persons, orphans and other socially vulnerable citizens and Provision of better welfare services – including psychosocial support for our gallant security personnel.“