The governors in Nigeria under the auspices of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) met on Wednesday night to discuss the issue of insecurity in the country.
Kayode Fayemi, the NGF Chairman and Ekiti Governor, briefed State House correspondents after an emergency meeting at the State House Banquet Hall.
He said the governors reviewed farmers/herders conflict, banditry, kidnapping, militancy, sea piracy, cultism, youth protests, insurgency, among others.
Fayemi made it clear that the NGF condemned ethnic profiling of crime and criminality in the country.
He disclosed that governors restated commitment to the protection of lives and property and sympathize with those who are bereaved.
According to him, “The Governors Forum has gone ahead also to provide some financial support to victims of the conflict experienced in Oyo and Ogun States where our delegation visited last week.
“Nigerian governors also said in very clear terms, that crime and criminality should comprehensively be prosecuted wherever they may occur without ethnic, religious or any other colouration.
“Governors are totally opposed to ethnic profiling of crime; knowing what has transpired in other parts of the world,’’ he said.
On the issue of the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP), the forum agreed that the traditional method of grazing was no longer viable.
The Ekiti helmsman said governors were totally opposed to the proliferation of fake news and the abuse on social media.
The meeting also reviewed the challenge of resources for Nigeria’s military institutions.
Fayemi added that the NGF welcomed the appointment of new service chiefs and would fully support them.