June 17, 2024

Insecurity: Group tackles Lamido for criticising Northern govs US symposium


A group, Area New Frontiers, has faulted former governor of Jigsaw State, Sule Lamido, for criticising 10 northern governors who attended a symposium in the United States, US, organised by United States Institute of Peace, USIP.

The symposium, which was on the invitation of the US body, was meant to address insecurity in northern Nigeria.

The governors that participated include Abba Yusuf of Kano; Dikko Radda of Katsina, Dauda Lawal of Zamfara; Uba Sani of Kaduna; Mohammed Bago of Niger, Ahmad Aliyu of Sokoto; Mohammed Idris of Kebbi; Umar Namadi of Jigawa and Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State.

Reacting to the development, Lamido, in a Facebook post, said the trip exposed the governors’ ignorance of Nigeria’s Constitution.

However, addressing a press conference on Wednesday in Abuja, the National Coordinator of the group, Abubakar Lawal, said it was not the first time governors would participate in a similar event outside the country.

He said, “We believe there is no valuable time wasted in running a state as long as the assignment embarked upon has to do with securing one’s state from bandits and other security challenges.

“And these governors we believe are also being careful with sitting down with the various security or professional institutions like NIPSS, ASCON and the NIA as recommended by Sule Lamido based on the current betrayal and sabotage and corruption rampant among the various security compositions in the country where confidential secrets are easily exposed by those working for the government to the enemies for peanuts and porridge.

“And these various recommended agencies have failed to find or bring out solutions to the insecurity challenges in the country for more than ten years despite their huge funding.”

The group maintained that the governors deserve more support for going to another country to seek and find lasting solutions to the insecurity across the north.





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