- Speakers of the 36 states House of Assembly spoke about the agitation in the country
- They called on the president to use security operatives to check it
- The Ondo speaker however expressed contrary opinion saying the government needs to look into the reason for the agitations
Speakers of the 36 states House of Assembly have passed a resolution calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to use security agencies to checkmate activities of agitators.
Vanguard reports that the session held in Imo on Thursday, September 28, where they agreed that the government must checkmate agitators.
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Read the motion adopted below:
“The President is urged to direct all security agencies to monitor the activities of the groups and ensure that perpetrators of violence and breach of peace are promptly and decisively dealt with in accordance with the law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“The violent approach adopted by the members of the various ethnic, political and religious groups whose actions are threatening the unity and territorial integrity of Nigeria is hereby condemned.
“Any ethnic group or persons that have complaints or grievances should channel such complaints or grievances through their elected representatives at the Federal or state levels.
“All ethnic, political and religious groups, herdsmen, farmers, aggrieved ethnic groups and agitators are urged to stop all hostilities and any act that is capable of triggering crisis.”
The Ondo state speaker, Bamidele Oleyelogun, however expressed contrary opinion saying the government must look into the reasons for the agitations.
He said: “Why don’t we ask why those people agitating are doing so? We must know their reasons, especially now that we are talking about power devolution.”
Meanwhile, the United States called on the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to explore the option of dialogue when resolving internal crisis in Nigeria.
The advice was given on Thursday, September 28, in Washington DC when the US institute of peace (USIP) convened a conference titled - Peace in Nigeria: How to build it, and America’s role.
The gathering which had in attendance US officials, diplomats and Nigerian leaders, explored possible options beyond military operations in resolving Nigeria’s internal crisis
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