Arewa Quit Notice, Osinbajo Assures Igbos of Safety – National News

Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo Wednesday assured  people of South East of their safety in any part of the country.

In relations to the recent quit notice issued the Igbos by the coalition of Arewa youths that mandated them to evacuate the19 Northern States on or before 1st October, he urged them not to panic as  the Federal Government has the situation under control.

This is coming as the Acting President sets to meet leaders of all ethnic groups and stakeholders in the country in the series of interactions lined up with the relevant stakeholders in the Nigeria project that started on Tuesday, will be rounded off on 22nd June.

Also, the Minister of Information; Alhaji Lai Mohammed in a media briefing on the issues said that Acting President, Prof. Osinbajo will be addressing traditional rulers and leaders of thought from the South East on Friday.

He explained that the idea behind the consultative meeting was to discuss the continuous unity and peaceful co-existence.

The Minister of Information disclosed, “On the 22nd of June there will be a joint consultative meeting of all the groups, that is the traditional rulers, religious leaders and leaders of thought from both the south eastern part of Nigeria and the northern part of Nigeria,” he said. “The call for people from certain parts of the country to relocate to their region is generally very disquieting voices.

“The idea is not just to assure Nigerians that we are doing something about it but also to give comfort to all Nigerians that this matter is completely under control. To assure Nigerians that any Nigerian anywhere is save, the security authorities are completely on top of the matter and that they will deal decisively with any group of people whose conduct that is believed is going to create instability in the country.”



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