- Governor Samuel Ortom has explained why Nigeria's problems can be traced to leadership
- The Benue state governor said things may improve in Nigeria if the leaders change their behavior
- Ortom stated that Nigeria's problems should not be politicised
Governor Samuel Ortom has blamed those entrusted with leading Nigeria for the several security and socio-economic challenges in the country.
The Benue state governor on Thursday, December 3, said leaders in the country have abandoned the path of truth, equity, fairness, and justice.
According to Vanguard, Ortom's comments were made when Senator Rochas Okorocha paid him a visit in Makurdi.
The governor said there was an urgent need for leaders to retrace their steps and do the right thing to move the country forward.
“With the challenges we are facing at the moment, this is certainly not the time to talk of political parties and politics in this country. Things are certainly not going right in our country let’s not deceive ourselves.”
He said greed and sentiments had taken the centre stage in the affairs of the country leaving the people impoverished amid worsening security challenges.
Meanwhile, lawmakers of the ninth Assembly on Wednesday, December 2, have been urged by the Coalition for Truth and Justice (CTJ) to face the reality on the ground concerning the federal government and military's fight against insurgency.
CTJ's national coordinator, Timothy Charles, during a press conference in Abuja said the lawmakers need to see FG's fight against terrorism as a collective move.
The coalition said for far too long, the crisis in the northeast has been left for the military alone without any help from relevant stakeholders, including the National Assembly.
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In another report, the chairman of the Nigerian Governors' Forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi, has condoled with the government and people of Borno over the Zabarmari killings by insurgents.
Governor Fayemi said this during a visit to the state with a delegation of the forum.
He noted that the mindless killing of persons is insane and violates the fundamental rights of humans.
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