Oodua Youth Coalition has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to address Nigerians on the country’s security challenges urgently.
President of the coalition, Tayo Oluyi, stated this at a news conference on Monday in Akure.
According to Mr. Oluyi, to return peace and stability to the country, the president must address Nigerians on he will solve the nation’s security crisis.
The group also urged the president to organize a national conference, ban open grazing, and restructure the country.
“We are here today to openly and formally declare our support for the southern governors, who met recently in Asaba, Delta,” said Mr. Oluyi. “We are also here to reel out possible and practicable solutions to the myriads of challenges confronting some states, particularly the 17 states that make up the southern part of the country.”
Speaking further, he stated, “Chapter two of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) states that the primary responsibility of a government shall be to see to the welfare and safety of lives and property of her citizens.
“This was why, on May 11, 13 governors and two deputy governors, representing their states, converged on Asaba, with the sole aim of finding lasting solutions to the problems facing the Southern part of the country.
“Governors of Ondo, Ekiti, Lagos, Oyo, and Ogun were presented at the meeting, at the end of which Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, who chaired it, read out the 12-point communiqué issued by the governors.
“The most important of their resolutions was the outright ban on open grazing, the call on President Muhammadu Buhari to address Nigerians on the state of the nation, the convocation of national dialogue by the federal government, and restructuring of the country.”
He added, “The coalition is, therefore, using this medium to formally support the positions of the governors and ask that the federal government take action as soon as possible.”