Governors of the 19 Northern States have said the anti SARS protests in most parts of the country in recent days “are antics of the enemies of the country who are violently pushing for regime change outside the ballot box.”
In a Communique after an emergency meeting in Kaduna on Thursday, the governors say they also note the heavy presence of external influencers both locally and internationally in the Protests.
The governors’ forum therefore called on all citizens particularly community leaders and youth groups to be very vigilant and report the presence of such people to security agencies
They resolve to further intensify their strategic engagements among different levels of stakeholders in their respective states.
While calling for comprehensive and robust reforms of the Police Force. the Forum says it supports various Federal Government
initiatives put in place and will ensure that they are fast track and given more impetus by the Nineteen (19) Northern states.
The Forum advocates the Constitution of Judicial Commission of enquiry to investigate all levels of destruction and killings during the Endsars protest.
It calls for greater synergy between the state and the federal government in strengthening the unity, oneness and overall development of the country.
“Federal Government to explore the possibility of ending ASUU strike. Most of the youths are idle staying at home.
“Forum further restates her commitment in exploring area of
reviving the ailing economy of the North with reference to those areas of comparative advantage.
“The Forum is in synergy with other Governors in the South-West,
South-South and South-East to address this
challenges of nationhood headlong. Together we shall keep Nigeria united and indissoluble.
“Finally, the Forum restates its confidence in the unity of Nigeria and support all our colleagues in other states of the
Federation in our collective efforts to restore peace and stability.
“The Forun salutes the resilience and restraint of the Northern Youths in the face of the current challenges. Also,
the Forum acknowledges the leadership qualities executed exhibited by some prominent Nigerian Leaders
in persuading and calming nerves of the youths.”
The Communique was signed by Gov. Simon Bako Lalong , Chairman, Northern States Governors Forum