The Nigeria’s Governors Forum has reaffirmed commitment to continue to promote bridges of understanding among citizens for the country to remain united.
Chairman, Nigeria’s governors forum and Ekiti state governor Dr. Kayode Fayemi stated this during a solidarity and congratulatory visit to Zamfara state over the release of 279 female students of Government Girls Secondary School Jangebe who were abducted by armed bandits.
Dr. Fayemi who maintained that it is time for state governors to take more responsibility toward security said there are a lot of gains in living together than in separation.
According to him, criminals must be dealt with and address as criminals without prejudice to tribe, ethnicity or religion, stressing that challenge of poverty and inequality must be addressed while fighting crimes.
The governor added that national security is the primary responsibility of the federal government, but laments that governors are been blamed for powers they have not possessed.
Responding, Zamfara state governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle commended concern of the Nigeria’s governors forum and pledged to succumb to any action from the federal government regarding security of his state.