The Nigerian Governors elected under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday called for establishment of state police, adopting that the creation will proffer a veritable solution to the pervasive insecurity across the country.
Penpushing reports that the Governors made the submission in a communique issued at the end of their meeting held in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to review the state of the nation, stressing that they would continue to play their role in the effort to bring security and succour to Nigerians
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors emphasized that the establishment is with appropriate safeguards to avoid any abuse by any tier of government, and equally asked the Nigerian government to take urgent and comprehensive measures to halt the deteriorating value of the naira.
Penpushing further reports that communique read by the Chairman of the Forum, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State noted the hardship being faced by Nigerians as a result of the economic and security challenges facing the nation.
The Governors urged the federal government to, as a matter of urgency, embark on initiatives involving all the sub-national governments to bring a lasting solution to the crises, and reviewed recent developments in the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and committed to leading efforts to revamp and reposition the party to serve as an effective opposition to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Penpushing also reports that the opposition party Governors passed a vote of confidence in the Iliya Damagum-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and urged it to put in motion the machinery for convening meetings of its appropriate organs from Caucus to National Executive Committee (NEC) as soon as possible.
The communique added that the forum was working closely with the Nigerian government, and partnering with them to make sure that they don’t bring any distraction, but the monetary and economic policies rest squarely with the government.
‘The majority of Nigerians voted for this administration. So, we are doing so much across party lines, and on bi-partisan basis within the Nigeria Governors’ Forum within the National Economic Council to make sure that we cushion the effects of some of these policies. We have reached out to our people and opened the food reserves in a manner that will provide some succour to our people at the lower level’, the Governors emphasised.
Penpushing reports that other Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in attendance at the meeting include Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State, Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State, Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State, and Kefas Agbu of Taraba State, while others included Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, Deputy Governor Ifeanyi Ossai of Enugu State and Deputy Governor Monday Onyeme of Delta State.
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