Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is said to have started consultations with northern and southern leaders to ensure that the current tension in the country is brought to under control.
This is coming after a federal lawmaker in the Second Republic, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, had on Monday accused the Federal Government of worsening the situation in the country by its continued silence on remarks by some Nigerians capable of breaking up the country .
Mohammed’s accusation was sequel to the quit notice issued by some northern youths to Ndigbo resident in the North to leave the region by October 1.
The ultimatum given the Ndigbo over their demand for Biafra and the reactions of other regions who are equally now demanding for a Republic for their regions, has led to tensions, with many fearing it may lead to a repeat of the civil war Nigeria experienced in the sixties.
But in a statement, Osinbajo’s spokesperson, Laolu Akande said the Acting President will by Tuesday evening begin a series of consultations with leaders of the North and South to ensure that the tensed situation in the country is brought under control.
The statement further revealed that Osinbajo has ordered the security chiefs to make sure that the life and property of every citizen of the country is protected at all times anywhere in the country.
Part of the statement read, “The Acting President met, over the weekend, with security chiefs and gave them firm instructions on the need to protect lives and property of all Nigerians, everywhere.
“The Acting President will start a series of consultations with leaders of thought from the northern and eastern regions of the country this afternoon.
“He will first meet each group separately on different days this week and then meet them together afterwards.”
Osinbajo had earlier on Monday, blamed the situation in the country on the failure of the state to create an inclusive society under the present constitutional arrangement.
According to him, the present constitutional arrangements does not guarantee the security of lives, livelihoods and liberties by the agencies saddled with the responsibilities of maintaining law and order.
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