Governors, pledge support for security agencies

    John Alechenu, Abuja

    Governors of the 36 states of the federation have resolved to engage more with traditional, religious leaders as well as civil society organisations to drive a common agenda and generate the required support for security personnel to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all Nigerians.

    This was part of decisions taken after the 21st Teleconference meeting held on Wednesday. This was contained in a communique issued after the meeting on Thursday.

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    Chairman of the NGF, Governor Kayode Fayemi, who signed the communique, explained that he and his colleagues discussed a wide range of issues including the distribution of the COVID-19 palliatives and the SFTAS Subsidiary Grant Agreements with the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.

    He said the governors resolved to engage with traditional, religious and civil society organisations to drive a common agenda and generate the required support for security personnel who play a vital role in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all Nigerians;

    “Adapt at both the State and Regional levels Guidelines to be developed and issued by the NEC Sub-Committee on Engagement to reduce restiveness among young people as it is clear that these agitations are attributable to social and economic inequality in the country.”

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