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BREAKING: Address Nigerians, Restructure Nigeria Now, Southern Governors Tell Buhari




Governors of states in Southern Nigeria have requested President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency and significance handle Nigerians on the unhealthy state of insecurity throughout the nation and convoke a nationwide dialogue.


After their assembly held on Tuesday at Authorities Home, Asaba, Delta state, which lasted over 4 hours, the governors expressed displeasure with the worsening state of insecurity. 

In line with them, Buhari addressing the nation will go a good distance in dousing pressure throughout the nation and restoring confidence.

The assembly which was attended by 13 state governors and two deputy governors, reviewed the insecurity scenario within the nation in addition to secession agitations and restructuring, prospects and COVID-19 pandemic, amongst others.

In a 12-point communiqué issued on the finish of the assembly and skim out to journalists, chairman of the Southern Governors’ Discussion board and Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, expressed disappointment over incessant killings by armed herders, criminality and movemwnt of bandits to the Southern a part of the nation. 

They nevertheless affirmed the dedication of the peoples of Southern Nigeria to the unity of Nigeria.

In line with the governors, the individuals of Southern Nigeria take severely their commitments to unity, justice, equity, fairness, oneness and peaceable co-existence between and amongst its peoples with a concentrate on the attainment of shared targets for financial growth and prosperity.

The governors resolved that open grazing of cattle must be banned throughout Southern Nigeria, noting that open grazing has prompted critical safety challenges within the space. 

They stated their individuals have been unable to dwell their regular lives in addition to pursue numerous productive actions which has threatened meals provide and normal safety.

“A ban on open grazing can be enforced because the inhabitants development within the southern area has put strain on obtainable land, and elevated the prospects of conflicts between migrating herders and host communities. The Federal Authorities ought to help keen states to develop different and fashionable livestock administration methods.

“The governors agreed that pressing and daring steps must be taken to restructure the Nigerian federation for it to make progress. Want for the evolution of state police, evaluate of income allocation formulation in favour of the sub-national governments and creation of different establishments which legitimately advance our dedication to and follow of true federalism.

“The governors urged the federal authorities to convoke a nationwide dialogue as a matter of urgency and really helpful that in deference to the sensitivities of our numerous peoples, there’s a have to evaluate appointments into federal authorities businesses, together with safety businesses to replicate federal character as Nigeria’s total inhabitants is heterogenous.

“The governors resolved to foster cooperation among the many southern states and the nation at massive, concern on the continued gridlock on the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway and the chokehold it has exerted on the nation’s economic system being the only real outlet from Apapa Wharf. The activation and institution of ports in different states of the federation to create new jobs and promote socio-economic actions within the nation.”

The governors nevertheless warned in opposition to one other lockdown within the nation, stressing that the financial implications of such can be monumental at the same time as they advocated for larger coordination and cooperation between federal and state governments in evolving methods for coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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