Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday met with the 36 state governors over the 3 month quit notice given to Igbos to vacate the north by a coalition of Arewa youths.
The meeting was the final phase of the consultative meetings with various groups, embarked upon by the Presidency last week over the issue.
During the meeting in Abuja yesterday, Osinbajo tasked Governors to ensure that they stand their grounds and guard against any form of divisive attitude from the people they govern.
He also directed them to find a solution to issues of herdsmen and farmer clashes in their states, in order to sustain peace.
“I want to charge each and every one of you with the responsibility of ensuring that top of the agenda for us is the security of lives and property of those who live within the borders of our States, and assuring our people constantly that we are committed to ensuring that all Nigerians, wherever they may be from, can live within the borders of our States happily as brothers and sisters,” he said.
“We as a federal government are committed to working with the State governments in ensuring peace and stability in our country for the benefit of all Nigerians, regardless of party affiliation. Without this peace and security there can be no real economic development and we must resist the temptation to play politics especially with matters of security,”
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