We should stop pretending, everything is wrong with Nigeria – Tambuwal

By Editor on 01/07/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 890

Tambuwal
Tambuwal

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has said that leaders at all levels must accept their responsibility because they cannot continue to pretend that all is well with the nation.

“Everything is wrong with our nation and we must as a matter of urgency rise to the challenges,” he stated.

Speaking on the incessant killings in the country, the Governor said it has justified their calls for state police and state Governors to have some measures of control of security personnel in their respective states.

He described it as unacceptable that a Governor would call the Commissioner of police over an important security issue but his call would be ignored.

“Whether we like it or not there is seeming justification for state police and there is seeming justification for state governments to have some measures of control over security personnel. You call police Commissioner and that call is ignored is unfortunate and unacceptable,” he said

Tambuwal who was declaring the National Executive Council meeting of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) open in Sokoto on Saturday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to do something about the serving chiefs and their mode of operations.

“Providing security rely squarely on government, particularly, federal government. We must call a spade by its name. The President has to do the needful. We have qualified people who can bring fresh ideas,” he said.

The Governor however, cautioned journalists against writing things that would further worsen the current security situation in the country. “The situation in the country calls for caution.”

In his remarks, the national President of NUJ, Abdulwaheed Odusile said traditional and past leaders should desist from fanning the embers of hatred in the country.

“They should mind what they say and media should also be mindful of what they write,” he cautioned.

He urged Nigerians to learn to live in peace with one another and not to resort to violence in settling their differences.

Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko who was represented at the event by Isa Galadanchi admonished media practitioners to see their profession as a sacred duty between them and God, hence they should shun bias and unprofessional conduct capable of causing disunity in the nation. 

Posted 01/07/2018 5:29:59 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Fr. Mbaka: Our support for Ugwuanyi's re-election 100%...

Army finds body of missing General

Govt has impoverished Nigerians to oppress them, says...

How American conman Ramirez defrauded 5 Nigerians of...

World Assembly of Youth honours WOTCLEF Founder Titi...

The next four years will be tough, Buhari...

INEC server shows Buhari lost presidential election with...

Soldiers mistook policemen killed in Taraba for kidnappers...

Buhari warns against pipeline vandalism, commiserates with Abia...

2019: Defection tsunami will hit APC soon —...

Fed Govt approves salary increase for police officers...

Jimi Agbaje emerges Lagos PDP gov candidate

 

Latest News Kogi Election 2019: PDP had no candidate, court rules Nigeria confirms first Coronavirus case in Lagos Why over 100 private schools closed in Enugu won't be reopened — Commissioner Police detonate bomb dropped in Ugbawka Enugu community by unknown person Army corporal opens fire on colleagues, kills four, self EFCC secures final forfeiture of N60m, Prado Jeep Bayelsa judgment: Supreme Court fines Afe Babalola, Olanipekun N60m Bayelsa Election: Supreme Court Judgement is the Hand of God, Says PDP Every Nigerian should be worried about state of insecurity – Prof Nwosu, ex-minister Enugu LG Polls: Gov. Ugwuanyi, Ekweremadu, others campaign for PDP Court declares impeachment of Kogi ex-Deputy Governor Achuba illegal Israeli supreme court allows surrogacy for same-sex couples, single men

 

Most Read Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (16,260 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (15,967 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (15,164 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (14,140 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (14,071 views) Sickle cell support group seeks lgovernment intervention (13,214 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (12,957 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (12,093 views) The Big Kick-off: World greatest sports fiesta begins in Russia (11,637 views) France wins 2018 World Cup Final (11,583 views) England beat Spain to win U17 World Cup final (11,529 views) NASS invasion: Buhari’s ominous descent into dictatorship (11,359 views)

 

SECTIONS NEWS (2,112) EDITORIAL (9) POLITICS (442) SOCIETY (117) SPORTS (24) BUSINESS (297) HEALTH (21) EDUCATION (30) ENTERTAINMENT (18) INTERNATIONAL (47) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (1) OPINION (18)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands