A group yesterday called on Nigerians in Diaspora to prepare for a protest against President Goodluck Jonathan in Washington DC.
The executive director, Gatekeepers Foundation, Blessing Agbomhere, made the call in a statement in Abuja.
Agbomhere said the protest became necessary due to the inability of the Jonathan administration to secure the life and property of Nigerians.
He said the protest was meant to demand the immediate rescue of the over 200 girls in Boko Haram captivity since April and the recovery of the $20billion unaccounted for by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
The statement, entitled ‘President Goodluck’s visit to the US: A Call for Massive Protests”, reads in part: “This is calling on all patriotic Nigerians and Gatekeepers Foundation Volunteers in the United States of America with committed interest in the growth and development of our country to come out enmasse to protest rallies holding in Washington DC to demand that President Goodluck Jonathan bring back our girls alive and bring back our $20billion or resign.
“The protest has become necessary as a result of the insincerity of the Jonathan-led government in providing security of lives and property in the country, while deliberately perpetuating and protecting corruption and corrupt government officials.
It, therefore, called on Nigerians in Diaspora, especially in the US, to come out with their placards to occupy the streets of Washington DC until President Goodluck was ready to rescue the girls and recover the $20 billion or resign.