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Killings: Nigerian Governors To Meet Security Chiefs



Cross Section Of Nigerian Governors (File Photo)

Governors Seek End To Insecurity In Nigeria

Governors of the 36 states of the federation under the umbrella of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have decided to meet with the nation’s security chiefs to discuss ways of overcoming the challenges of insecurity confronting the country.

There resolution was communicated to newsmen by chairman of the forum, Gov. Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara, while briefing newsmen after their meeting which ended in the early hours of Thursday in Abuja.

The governors, while commiserating with the people and government of Plateau state, also condemned the recent Plateau killings, asking that all perpetrators must be found out and brought to book.

“The forum strongly condemned recent attacks in Plateau State and the spate of insecurity in the country.

“Members commiserated with the government and people of Plateau and other states, including victims who were caught in transit travelling to and from neighbouring states.

“Governors unanimously called for the prosecution of the perpetrators of the attacks and resolved to find a quick and common solution to the security crises.

“The forum resolved to pay a condolence visit to Plateau State to commiserate with the government and people of the state.’’

“We will continue to engage with the Federal Government, the leadership of NNPC, Director of Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), the NCS, and other security agencies to curb hoarding, diversion, smuggling and illegal hike in ex-depot or retail pump price, to safeguard Nigeria’s energy security,’’ he said.

“The governors acknowledged the importance of broadband deployment for both economic development and revenue generation.

“The governors also pledged to work closely with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and infrastructure companies to remove the impediments to broadband deployment, including unifying right of way charges and addressing multiple regulations and multiple taxation,’’ Yari said.

Source: Naija News