However, Excellencies, your own external intelligence agencies operating in Nigeria will no doubt have briefed you on how difficult it is to assist the current Nigerian Government in this noble task of seeking to help it return the country into the safe place for ALL its citizens that its government is duty-bound to ensure. The reasons for this difficulty are complex, but the principal one is that Nigeria sees herself as not lacking in either manpower or fire-power when it comes to defending itself. So the country may actually resent assistance from abroad.
I suggest to you, Excellencies, that it is because of such complexities that the United States and Great Britain, for instance, find themselves unable to render as much military assistance to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram as they would normally, be only too willing to provide. The London missions of Your Excellencies may have reported to you that there was a mini-debate, arising from a Question in the British House of Commons in London, on the Nigerian situation on 12 January 2015. I trust Your Excellencies will find time to acquaint yourselves with some of the things the British MPs had to say. The point was made again and again in the debate that no-one could assist a person who did not seem to want assistance.
In other words, if you must go, do candidly make clear to President Goodluck Jonathan that – as a Ghanaian proverb has it – “it is only when you try to climb a tree with adequate proficiency that those on the ground may feel inspired enough to push you up it!”
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HOW CAN ANYONE WATCH THIS GALAMSEY FILM AND — DO NOTHING? By CAMERON DUODU I have been crying in my heart for many months over Ghana’s galamsey problem. (See elsewhere on this website Cameron Duodu ) Everyone makes noises regretting the continued existence of the treasonable and heinous practice. Anas Aremeyaw Anas made a vivid …
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Tue, 16 Apr 2013 at 10:14 10:14 STOP THIS VILE OVER-PERSONALISED POLITICS By CAMERON DUODU Something funny happened on an Internet forum the other day. Someone had dug up — would you believe it, at this stage of Ghana’s post-election politics — some new “facts” about Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo: to wit, that …
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IMAGINE THE ELECTION WERE AN EXAM By CAMERON DUODU People should not be surprised that the NPP is disputing the results of the 7 December 2012 elections in Ghana. Anything that pits one group of people against another in a competitive setting is automatically a dispute waiting to happen. If you doubt that, talk to …
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GHANA ELECTION TALK 2012 (PART TWO) BY CAMERON DUODU If you only use the Internet – and especially Ghanaweb– as your main source of news about the 7 December 2012 Ghana election, you will be making a great mistake. You would get the impression that the election campaign is full of vitriol and that …
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