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Senate President Blames Southwest Governors

The Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, has blamed the Southwest governors for the recent ethnic violence, which erupted in some states in the region.

Lawan accused the governors of instigating the crisis through their unguarded utterances.

He suggested that all those responsible for the killings and destruction of properties should be arrested and brought to justice.

According to him, it was not enough to pay compensation to the victims of the crisis. He described what happened in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, as a failure of leadership.

The Senate President further expressed displeasure over how some political leaders make inciting statements and cause confusion among the people.

Southwest Governors

He stressed that the federal government would not tolerate incitive utterances from any governor.

Meanwhile, Southwest governors and traditional rulers have held a meeting to appraise the security situation in the southwest region.

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu said it was agreed that the nation’s borders need to be fully secured and protected.

Akeredolu noted the need for open grazing to be checked as he urged media practitioners to assist the country to end fake news.

Earlier, the Senate President has condemned the attack on Government Science College, Kagara in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, where some school staff and students were abducted.

He also assured Nigerians of the National Assembly’s determination to work with the Federal Government in finding a lasting solution to the security situation in Nigeria.

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