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Plateau: The truth is, everything is wrong in Nigeria, says Gov Tambuwal

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has said that leaders at all levels must accept responsibility because they cannot continue to pretend that all is well with the nation.

“Everything is wrong with our nation and we must as a matter of urgency rise to the challenges,” he stated.

Speaking on the killings across the country, the governor said the development has justified calls for state police, saying that will enable state governors to have some measure of control of security personnel in their respective states.

He described as unacceptable a situation whereby a governor would summon a commissioner of police over an important security issue and the call
would be ignored.

“Whether we like it or not there is seeming justification for state police and there is seeming justification for state governments to have some measure of control over security personnel. You call a police commissioner and the call is ignored. It is unfortunate and unacceptable,” he said.

Tambuwal, who was declaring open the National Executive Council meeting of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Sokoto yesterday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to do something about the Service Chiefs and their mode of operations.

“Providing security relies squarely on government, particularly, the federal government. We must call a spade by its name. The president has to do
the needful. We have qualified people who can bring fresh ideas,” he said.

The governor however cautioned journalists against reports that would further worsen the current security situation in the country.

“The situation in the country calls for caution,” he said In his remarks, the National President of NUJ, Abdulwaheed Odusile said traditional and past leaders should desist from fanning the embers of hatred in the country.

He urged Nigerians to learn to live in peace with one another and not to resort to violence in settling their differences.

Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, who was represented at the event by Isa Galadanchi, admonished media practitioners to see their profession as a sacred duty between them and God, hence they should shun bias and unprofessional conducts capable of causing disunity in the nation.

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