BY CHAMBERLAIN ODEY, JOS – A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) on the aegis of Global Centre for Media and Human Empowerment, has called on Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State to resign his position as the chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum with immediate effect.
Speaking at a Press Conference on the State of the Nation, acting Director General of the organization, Charles Ejoh, said the leadership of the Forum under Governor Lalong has been “insensitive and lacklustre”.
According to the NGO; “The Northern Governors’ Forum is a betrayal of the trust of the people which is sending a wrong signal to other regions of its inability to secure its people”.
The group decried the lame and non-committal attitude of the Forum especially towards the “on-going genocide in Southern Kaduna, and the killing of innocent citizens by armed bandits in other parts of the North”.
It further said; “We urge the chairman of the NGF, Governor Simon Lalong to resign his appointment owing to his poor leadership of the Forum, especially as his own state, Plateau, has also suffered poor governance.
“The state of insecurity in Nigeria which is orchestrated mainly by killer herdsmen and bandits that are wreaking havoc all over the country is worrisome and problematic”, and accordingly called for the categorization of killer herdsmen and bandits as terrorists.
Ejoh also said that “Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari is on the brink of political, economic, and social suicide”.