BY ANDREW AJIJAH, JOS
The forum of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors in Nigeria on Thursday were at the government House Jos, in Plateau State to condole with their colleague, governor Caleb Mutfwang, over continued attacks and Killing of citizens.
Led by the Chairman of the forum, the governor of Bauchi State Sen Bala Mohammed, in an address said the incidents are unfortunate.
“The crisis are unfortunate, but we urged you (Mutfwang) to remain focus.”
Speaking with Journalists in an interview shortly after the visit, governor Mohammed called for the decentralization of Nigerian Security from the federal government.
“Federal Government should create state police to enable us governors own our security of our states to deal with the situation.”
Earlier, while presenting the forum’s condolence massage, to governor Mutfwang, the Bauchi State governor encouraged his colleague to be strong, assuring him that they are with him in the travails.
“We are here to condole with you, we will continue to support you. We urged you to be strong. We understand the pains you are going through.”
Responding governor Caleb Mutfwang appreciated his counterparts for the show of concern to the State during it moment of grieve.
Governor Mutfwang said the insecurity situation in Nigeria have become national challenge that should be dealth collectively.
“The ongoing insecurities is now a national threat; the neglect of Federal government in the past administration handling insecurity issues with kid gloves degenerated to what we are having today across the States. Mutfwang lament.
Stressed further that “we must do our best to rebuild trust and hope among our people; criminality should not be treated with levity.”
Governor Mutfwang noted that the entire Plateau state is deeply grateful for the solidarity shown “Your presence has encouraged us as a people, we will ever remain grateful.”
The following PDP Governors were present at the condolence visit to Mutfwang; Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, who chairs the forum.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state is the vice Chairman Nigeria governor’s forum, Ahmadu Frintiri of Adamawa State; Peter Mba of Enugu State, Godwin Obaseki of Edo and Sen Jackson Adeleke of Osun State were in attendance.
The PDP governors forum gave a 100 million Naira as support to enable governor Mutfwang rebuild burnt structures of the locals.