Northern Governors to Visit South South, South East on Peace Mission

In an effort to douse the tension created by the agitation for the creation a Biafran state and subsequent quit notice issued by a section of the country, five Northern Governors are expected to visit South East and South South parts of the country from Monday.
They are expected to pay on a two-day visit to promote peace and dialogue among all sections of Nigeria.
In a statement by the spokesperson of the Governor of Sokoto State, Imam Imam, on Monday said the team is being led by the Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shattima.
He said the visit has the blessing of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Others in the delegation are Governors Aminu Masari of Katsina, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi and Simon Lalong of Plateau states.
“The delegation will hold meetings with their counterparts in Rivers, Abia and Imo States,” Mr. Imam stated.
“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.”

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