INCASE YOU MISSED IT: 12 point communique of the Southern Governors in view of the rising rate of insecurity in Nigeria

  1. Affirmed that the peoples of Southern Nigeria remain committed to the unity of Nigeria on the basis of justice, fairness, equity and oneness and peaceful co-existence between and among its peoples with a focus on the attainment of shared goals for economic development and prosperity.
  2. Observed that the incursion of armed herders, criminals and bandits into the Southern part of the country has presented a severe security challenge such that citizens are not able to live their normal lives including pursuing of various productive activities leading to a threat to food supply and general security.
  3. Ban open grazing of cattle across Southern Nigeria
  4. Ban cattle movement to the South by foot
  5. Restructure the Nigerian Federation leading to the evolution of state police, review of revenue allocation formula in favour of the sub-national governments and creation of other institutions which legitimately advance our commitment to and practice of true federalism.
  6. Federal Government should convoke a national dialogue as a matter of urgency in view of widespread agitations among our various peoples for greater inclusiveness in existing governance arrangements
  7. Review appointments into Federal Government Agencies (including Security Agencies) to reflect the federal character
  8. Resolved to foster cooperation among the Southern States and the nation at large
  9. Expressed concern on the continued gridlock on the Oshodi – Apapa Expressway and the chokehold it has exerted on the nation’s economy being the sole outlet from Apapa Wharf.
  10. Recommended the activation and establishment of ports in other states of the federation to create new jobs and promote socio-economic activities in the country
  11. Expressed concern on the economic implications of another Covid-19 related lockdown on the country that Federal and State Governments develop strategies for dealing with the pandemic.
  12. Expressed very grave concern on the security challenges currently plaguing the nation and that Mr President should address Nigerians on the challenges of insecurity and restore the confidence of our people

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