Middle Belt, Northern minorities call for 12 regions, 54 states in Nigeria

Written by on June 23, 2017

Leaders of the Middle Belt and other Northern minorities, on Thursday urged the Federal Government, to immediately begin the implementation of the 2014 National Conference report, to address the agitations for the restructuring of the country.

The meeting, which was convened under the aegis of Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum, was attended by other leaders from Adamawa, Taraba, Southern Kaduna and the six states in the North Central zone.

The meeting was presided over by former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana and had in attendance: former Deputy Senate Leader, Jonathan Zwingina from Adamawa; Air Commodore Dan Suleiman (rtd) also from Adamawa; former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national chairman, Ahmadu Ali from Kogi State; and former Senate President, Iyiorchia Ayu, from Benue State.

However prof. Gana criticized the section of the northern youth who have been calling for the relocation of all igbos to the eastern part of the country.

He affirmed that Nigerians have the right to reside in any part of the country

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