The Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) on Tuesday rejected calls for a declaration of a state of emergency in Taraba over the recent ethnic clashes in parts of the state.
Mr Kallamu Alhamdu, state Chairman of the association, expressed the views of his members at a press conference in Jalingo.
Alhamdu commended the Acting Governor of the state, Alhaji Garba Umar, and the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mr Josia Kente, for adopting steps to end the crises.
“We are disappointed by the demand of some people to call for a declaration of a state of emergency in Taraba.
“Such people did not mean well for the state and we shall continue to rise against their divisive tendencies”, he said.
Alhamdu said there was hardly any family in Taraba that one would not find Muslims and Christians living together in harmony before the unfortunate crises.
He appealed to the people of the state to shun violence and embrace peace for rapid development.
The press conference was attended by the 16 council chairmen in the state. (NAN)
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Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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