By Emma Amaize, Festus Ahon, Akpokona Omafuaire and Ochuko Akuopha
ASABA – PRESIDENT Muhammadu has summoned all the State Governors to a meeting on Friday in Abuja to brainstorm and find solution to the escalating insecurity in the country.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, who disclosed this in a chat with reporters at Asaba, the state capital, Thursday, also raised the alarm over population explosion in the country, saying with slow economic grow, it was a recipe for crisis.
Noting that the security situation in the state was not as dangerous as some states of the federation, he said it called for concern, especially the menace of herdsman, which was getting worse by the day in parts of the state. Why militants put off declaring N’Delta Republic June 1(Opens in a new browser tab) Expressing hope that President Buhari and governors would frontally address the matter at the top-level meeting; he said leaders of the country must proffer solution to the menace before it kills us all. Beware of fake essential oils, expert warns(Opens in a new browser tab) His words, “Delta state is not even classified as one of the insecurity states, it is not considered as one with great insecurity challenges, but I think the issue has become national and a lot of people are talking about it now. In fact, the President has even summoned a meeting of state governors and the issue of insecurity is among matters to be discussed.” “This is an issue across the country and we must begin to find solution to it. We need solution and I hope we are able to find solutions, “he added. On population blast, he said, “There are no doubts that there are a lot of issues, issues of insecurity, there are issues of minimum wage, issues of whether the economy of this country is able to grow in such a way that it can outgrow that of population, these are issues we must discuss. Because we have a huge challenge in our hand as the population is growing astronomically and our economy growing at a slow pace, which is also a risk for crisis and nobody, is talking about it, and many people are not raising this issue”