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Northern governors to visit South East, South- South, after meeting President Buhari

 

A delegation of Northern Governors Forum will visit the South East and South-South geo-political zones of the country, after their meeting with President Buhari on Sunday.

A statement issued by the Spokesman to Sokoto State Governor, Imam Imam, said the visit was an effort to douse tension and promote peace and dialogue among all sections of the country.

“The team, to be led by the Chairman of the Forum, Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, will also have Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina and Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto.

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“Other members of the team are Governor Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi) and Mr. Simon Lalong (Plateau),” he said.

The spokesman said the delegation would hold meetings with their counterparts in Rivers, Abia and Imo States.

“Apart from the visit to political leaderships in those states, the delegation is expected to meet with traditional and religious leaders and also confer with northerners resident in those states.

“Importantly, the delegation will reassure their counterparts in the South-South and South East that all Nigerians are free to stay in all parts of the country.”

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He said the delegation would also reiterate that “the entire North stands with the people of South East in this period of heightened tension.”

 

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