Kano State Governor Musa Rabiu Kwankwaso has described as unacceptable the deteriorating security situation of the country and the federal government’s seeming inability to end it.
According to him, insecurity in the country has made more than four million Nigerians flee to Niger, Cameroon and Chad Republic.
“The situation is so bad that apart from those displaced by the insurgents, many other Nigerians have been hospitalised while others have gone into hiding just to save their lives, while the system continues to give assurance of victory,” Kwankwaso lamented while speaking to journalists in Kano on Sunday.
The governor noted that so many Nigerians have been displaced in towns and cities that have suffered attacks by Boko Haram insurgents. “So many Nigerians have also been displaced in Chibok, Gwoza and Bama as well as other places in the country. “This is not a good thing for Nigeria and we need to rise up and find a lasting solution to the problem, which is not beyond us,” he said.
“A situation whereby Nigeria’s leadership is encouraging division is not good for the unity of Nigeria. We should stop abusing the very people we are supposed to protect and give them a sense of hope and dignity,” Kwankwaso noted.
The Kano governor, who intends to run for presidency in 2015 also said he was the right man for Nigeria in the forthcoming presidential election as his vast experience needed to be able to address the country’s socio-economic challenges.
Kwankwaso said he had for years studied Nigeria’s problem problems and years of experience have taught him how to tackle the issues being faced by the country. He added that his rich background, which spans across several fields including engineering and government makes him one of the best choices for the country.
Kwankwaso said he had seen the nation from various angles to be able to solve its problems and advance the interest of Nigerians at all levels.
Although he has not formally declared his intention, Kwankwaso has been tipped by many as one of the few candidates from the north who can win in 2015.
The governor said he was still consulting with other stakeholders across the country on his next political move, and would formally declare to contest for next year’s presidential election at the appropriate time.
Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.
The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.
Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.
The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.
“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”
Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun!
My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.
Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer in sha Allah. May Allah forgive & be Merciful to her.
— Isa Ali Pantami, PhD (@DrIsaPantami) November 23, 2020
Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.
The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.
The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.
Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.
He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.
Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims
Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.
According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.
Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.
The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.
He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.
Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.
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