CN was launched on Wednesday at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja.
Kayode Samuel, CSPCN spokesperson, in a statement said the group joined CN to help bring about a Nigeria where “life is safe and secure, livelihoods guaranteed and the people have confidence in their government.”
Samuel said the group had observed that “majority of Nigerian youth and women are fast reaching the conclusion that Nigeria is neither good for them nor fair to them”.
He said the solution is not to lament, but to become politically involved, and that it’s in the “enlightened self-interest of Nigerians to rise and be counted on the side of a rescue mission that is almost becoming belated.
“We in the Civil Society and Professional Coalition for Nigeria (CSPCN) have decided to stand up to be counted in this mission and are ready and prepared to join hands with other concerned compatriots to bring about the Nigeria of our dreams – where life is safe and secure, livelihoods guaranteed and the people have confidence in their government.
“Insecurity and poverty roam the land and wrack the people. This has created a climate of uncertainty and fear not just for individual Nigerians but more critically for the entire enterprise of nation building.
“Today, the country appears to have transited from the domain of bad governance to the zone of a failed state. This has a damaging effect on both public security and citizen well-being.
“This historic duty is even more incumbent on civil society and professionals, who must have a continual interest in the good of society and its smooth functioning.
“They must now assume a custodial role in the remaking of Nigeria for a better future not only for themselves but also unborn generations.”
CSPCN was represented at the launch of CN by Kayode Samuel, a journalist, Wale Okediran, ex-member of the house of representatives, and Adamu Ayuba, a Bauchi-based management consultant.
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