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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Read the outcome of Acting President Osinbajo's meeting with South-East Governors and Igbo leaders in Aso Rock




Nigeria - Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo ​has met with Southeast governors and other leaders of thought from the region ​over the quit notice by some youth groups in the North.
​Osinbajo held a similar meeting with Northern leaders on Tuesday.​


On Wednesday, at the meeting which held at the ​Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja, Osinbajo urged the‎ ​Igbo leaders ​to always speak out against hate speeches and comments capable of polarizing the country along ethnic, sectional and religious lines.
​He said: “This is not the time to hide under any ethnic or religious platform to support comments that divide rather than unite us as a nation.
“Violence and war are not going to do anyone any good. Wars today hardly ends. No one who has seen the face of wars even on Television who wish it for anyone.
“We should not tolerate hate speeches or divisive comments.’’
​Osinbajo reiterated the Federal Government’s resolve to deal with any trouble maker who threaten the peaceful coexistence of Nigeria.
“The​re​ is no doubt on the resolve of government to allow anyone get away with hate speeches and divisive words.
“Our emotion should not be allowed to run wide so as to threaten the existence of anyone anywhere in Nigeria.
“We will do everything within our power to protect the lives of every citizen anywhere and in any part of the country’’‎, he said.
​In attendance were Senate Preaident Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu, Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi, Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, Gov. Willy Obiano of Anambra and Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo.
Others included Chief of staff to the president Abba Kyari, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, NSA, chief of defence staff, service chiefs, Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and ministers.
Former Senate President, Ken Namani, Senator Enyinaya Abaribe, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Catholic Bishop of Awka, Most Rev. Okoye, Most Rev. Igwebuike Onah, Catholic Bishop of Nsukka, Senator Joy Emordi, Prof. Viola Onwuliri also attended the meeting​.​

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