The International Committee On Nigeria (ICON) is asking you to Stand With Nigeria!
There can be no more excuses!
Now is the time to rise up and get behind an initiative that will bring change to Nigeria. We’re not merely talking about electing a suitable President but bringing lasting change and enduring hope.
In 2014, when Boko Haram kidnapped 219 Chibok girls, Nigerians exclaimed “Never again!”
It took 3 years to get 106 girls released and the world asks, “What about the remaining girls?” The government has shared nothing nor offered any hope to their release.
ICON: This is a long time coming, as many have known this to be the case already, but it has not been acknowledged by the Federal Government. Please read the following article published by AP.
By SAM OLUKOYA (Jul. 26, 2018)
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria now faces a deadlier threat than its own Boko Haram insurgency, with fighting between farmers and herdsmen over scare resources killing far more people this year, a new report said Thursday.
The violence “threatens to become even deadlier” and could undermine national stability ahead of elections next year,
We Ask the United States Send a Special Envoy (Coordinator) to Nigeria & Lake Chad Basin
ICON is requesting that the United States government send a Special Envoy (Coordinator) to Nigeria and Lake Chad Basin. The specific purpose would promote, develop and coordinate an adequate response to the crises in Nigeria.
The nation of Nigeria is a strategic interest to the United States. Nigeria stands at the intersection of North Africa and Sub Saharan African. Of the top 25 most populous countries, Nigeria has the highest social hostilities around religion.1As Africa’s most populous state;
PETITION: Special Envoy to Nigeria (and Lake Chad basin).
Please take a minute to add your name to this crucial piece of legislation.
ICON, in conjunction with Heritage Foundation and 21Wilberforce hosted Gen. TY Danjuma and Gov Darius Ishaku to challenge the narrative in Nigeria.
Amnesty International released a scathing report on how the Nigerian Armed Forces are continuing to prove that it can’t be trusted (AI Report: “Nigeria 2017/18”). How can the country trust the armed forces if there are reports of rape, violence & abuse? The media has been running wild with accounts and accusations that stem from AI’s report, but the Nigerian armed forces continue to deny, criticize and disregard (see BBC’s article, “Boko Haram Crisis”).