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Governors Worry Over Growing Insecurity In Nigeria, Vow To Revisit Depth Of Crisis

The Governors of the 36 of the Federations under the platform of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), were concerned about the growing insecurity across the country on Wednesday night and vowed to re-examine the nature and depth of the crisis.

Soon after the NGF met in Aso Villa (Aso Villa), the Forum Chairman and Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi said that the governors reviewed various issues related to security and the economy.

Fayemi said that the governor is determined, among other things, to further engage with federal authorities at the political and security levels to deal with the various challenges sweeping the country.

According to him, “The meeting basically reviewed a whole variety of issues-on security on the economy. I’m sure you’re waiting for it, Executive Order 10 and associated matters.

“The forum has resolved on a number of issues to take forward both with the committee responsible for legislative and judicial autonomy, of which we have members that have been representing us.

“On security issues, members are particularly worried following what happened in Imo state, the attack on the correctional facility and the police command headquarters and the release of prisoners, and successive acts of violence and insecurity across the country, and the killings of soldiers at Benue.

“The forum has expressed its worry that it’s time for us to revisit comprehensively, the nature and depth of this security crisis, which would have gotten worse if states had not been taking the actions they’ve been taking individually and collectively.

“It is the steps taken at the state level that I’ve managed to reduce the depths and the enormity of the security challenges. Nonetheless, it’s still a worrisome development for us and we feel we will need a special review of the entire gamut of the security issues that we’re dealing with and further engage the federal authorities both at the political level and federal authorities at the security level, in order to deal with this multifaceted challenges of security that we’re faced” stated the NGF Chairman.

On the issue of order 10, Fayemi said the Committee responsible for engaging with the representatives of the legislature and the representatives of the judiciary will convey the position of the governors to people concerned at a meeting scheduled for today, Thursday, April 15, 2021.

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