President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a delegation of Northern Governors to the South East and South South geo-political zones in an effort to put a stop to the tension in the region.
According to a statement by the media adviser to Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state, Imam Imam, the aim of the visit is to promote peace and dialogue among all sections of the country.
The delegation includes the chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum and governor of Borno state, Alhaji Kashim Shattima, Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi and Simon Lalong of Plateau states.
Imam said: ”The delegation will 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. They will 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, especially in the North, and that the entire North stands with the people of South East in this period of heightened tension.
”The visit has the blessing of President Muhammadu Buhari and the consultations will continue with all stakeholders so as to enhance unity and peace in the federation.”