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Northern Governors meet with Wike, Ikpeazu



A delegation from the Northern Governors Forum, in their visit to the South-East, paid a visit to Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike.

President Muhammadu Buhari had reportedly sent the delegation to visit the South-East governors in a move to promote national unity.

The delegation was led by the chairman of the NGF, Kashim Shettima, and included Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri, Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, and Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong.

In a statement released by Governor Wike, the Northern governors had expressed their pride in him. They said:

Governor Wike we are mightily proud of you. We are mightily associating ourselves with you. Nigeria is greater than political differences. We belong to one political family and that is the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

No interest should be bigger than the Federal Republic of Nigeria. You believe in the Nigerian Project . For that, we remain eternally grateful.

The delegation called for peace-building measures, adding that no law-abiding Nigerian deserves to be punished because of where he/she resides or does business.

Governor Wike, addressing the delegation, said he will not permit anyone to harass other Nigerians residing in the state. He said:

Rivers State believes in the unity of this country. Rivers State will not be a part of those calling for the disintegration of Nigeria. We owe it as a duty to protect every Nigerian living in the state.

I will not allow any group intimidate, harass or attack other Nigerians living in the state. We are Rivers people and we belong to the Niger Delta.

The delegation was also in Abia State to meet with Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of the state.

Most important among the topics of discussion is expected to be the demonstrations of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and their confrontation with the Nigerian Army.

See photos of both visits below:

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Photo Credit: NationalHelm, Facebook – Governor Nyesom Wike


  1. Fence

    September 18, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    I am suspecting Kanu has been killed… God please deliver the youths of Nigeria from these demons called leaders….all southern activist have been killed and we wonder why it feels like Nigeria is deteriorating instead of progressing… too many blood spill.

  2. nnenne

    September 18, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    @ Fence, I hope not! That is not the answer. It’s only a question of time before another Kanu springs up.
    The initial step into solving your problem is to do a root cause analysis and really solve it, step by step. Covering it up and pretending that it doesn’t exist doesn’t wish it away ,just like that!

    I believe in the Nigeria project too. One Nigeria, that is. What we havev now is; not one Nigeria. The. Cabal knows that but cares less.
    The earlier we start telling each other the truth, the better!
    The rest of black Africa are looking up to us!
    Are we going to be self-less and build a country that works for all of us or are going to remain selfish and keep going round and round, while the rest if the world prospers?
    What is worth doing is worth doing well! ;One Nigeria should be done well!

    • Fence

      September 18, 2017 at 11:45 pm

      Hi @nnenne I believed in one Nigeria too (Im more team south sha, though i have no qualms at all with the north. I dont blame them for the misdeeds of their caliphate).

      Im sorry sis our southern leaders are too weak, the issue is that they do not want these problems to be solved thats it.

      I was a huge critic of Kanu initially but when i saw how he was able to get the attention of the political class and they were discussing issues I started viewing him differently because anybody who understands Nigerian politics knows that its not just the individual but the current system is no longer viable. The world is about to enter a new industrial revolution and Nigeria can not even get basic education right.

      I am sorry I believe he has been killed, I would be really surprised if he hasnt. If not explain to me what Arewa youth mean by they have good intelligence that he is leaving for cameroon?

  3. nnenne

    September 19, 2017 at 3:32 am

    @ Fence…it’s all about selfishness. Those who have power will always do whatever to hold on to it, including south eastern leadership!
    Isn’t it amazing how they all now realize that the south east is marginalized?
    Hello, what blinded you all these years?
    My spirit has been very low since last weekend.
    How do you carry guns to shoot unarmed civilians? After a curfew was called?
    Innocent citizens, who probably saw IPOB as a way out of their miserable lives? People who never threw bombs at you?
    Why not arrest them?
    The big question is: If these young man and women were gainfully employed, would they leave the comfort of their homes to do
    The most reliable way to curb crime is to lead your people well!
    Will Nigeria ever get it right?
    SAD! SAD!! SAD!!!
    Again, am not directly impacted but am totally upset! Nigerian leadership including south eastern leaders spoilt my weekend!

    • Fatima

      September 19, 2017 at 9:11 am

      @Nnenne. I am a Northerner and I completely agree with you. At the end of the day we all want that feeling of belonging and to feel that we matter. And I think the first step to achieving that is to have our leaders put their selfish interests aside and think of the well being of the masses for once, or else we’re just going to keep going round and round this viscous cycle.

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