An advocacy group of Nigerian-Americans, the New Generation Nigeria (NGN), has commended President Goodluck Jonathan for the success of the Federal Government’s Transformation Agenda, which it said was steadily laying the foundation for a New Nigeria in which no one was left out.
The advocacy group leading, a large number of Nigerians living in the New York area and adjoining states, staged an anti-Boko Haram rally in front of the Nigeria House in New York, expressing solidarity with the Federal Government.
The rally, attracted Diaspora Nigerian professionals, academics, students, women and civil society groups as well as everyday Nigerians living within the catchment area; with the participants displaying several banners and placards with different inscriptions to convey their disgust with Boko Haram violence in Nigeria, while applauding the success of President Jonathan’s Transformation Agenda and measures adopted to restore peace in the country.
Donning T-shirts and face caps in the green-white-green Nigerian colours, the protesters who were cordoned off the road by the New York Police Department (NYPD) carried inscriptions reading: “Nigerians Say No to Terrorism” and “Support Nigeria Fight Terrorism”.
The banners and placards also conveyed the following messages: “Nigeria Contained Ebola, Nigeria Will Contain Terrorism”; “Nigeria United for Peace and Security”; “Boko Haram Stop Killing Nigerians”; “Boko Haram, Enough is Enough”; “Nigerians Rally against Terrorism”; “Boko Haram, Release Chibok Girls”; “Mr. President, New Generation Nigeria Appreciates You”; and “Support Nigeria Fight Terrorism”.