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FG adopts measures to tackle rising tumults – Osinbajo



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The Federal Government, according to the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has adopted the necessary measures to tackle the rising turbulence in specific parts of the nation presently threatening the unity of Nigeria.

As indicated by Osinbajo, states have been instructed to hold conferences and discussions on the matter and are to give a report to the Federal Government.

This was a section of the discussion at the 4th National Executive Committee meeting attended by state governors, ministers, and the Central Bank governor, during which Osinbajo talked “on pertinent issues affecting Nigerians across the country.”

He tweeted, “On the issue of unity, the Council’s position remains the same. Despite the efforts of those attempting to derail progress, we will continue to affirm the need for one Nigeria, as it remains the best option for us as a people.

“We, however understand the importance of addressing the rising agitation in certain parts of the country. To do this, States have been directed to hold consultations and dialogues on the issues identified, with the aim of reporting back by the next Council meeting.”

Osinbajo also discredited the allegation by the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, that the Federal Government printed N60 billion to settle its responsibilities to states in March.

He said, “Following clarifications provided by the CBN Governor, the NGF Chairman and the Minister of Finance, we will also like to debunk the ludicrous allegation that N60 billion was printed to shore up allocations for the month of March. This is completely false.”

On additional details of the conference, the Vice President stated, “A presentation showcasing the current status of water, sanitation, and hygiene in the country as revealed by the 2019 WASH National Outcome Routine Mapping (WASH-NORM II) survey showed a 3% increase in access to water supply between 2015 – 2019.

“Presentations were also made by the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Minister of Aviation, and the Minister of Transport. Each highlighted the impediments and successes in their ministries.

“The Council welcomed these presentations as we work towards finding long-lasting solutions to each of these unique issues.”

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