Stop talking, start acting, Nigerian governors tell DSS
All Nigerian state governors, under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) on Friday requested the Department of State Services (DSS) to arrest and prosecute those involved in the plot to institute an interim government in the country.
The NGF also warned the DSS against issuing press releases without arrest, noting that such could lead to heating the polity.
These were disclosed in a statement released the by the forum’s chairman, the governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, on Friday.
The DSS on Wednesday disclosed that some set of political class were planning to install an interim government in order to truncate the just concluded presidential election results.
He said, “The Forum deliberated extensively on the alleged plot by some unscrupulous elements to install an interim government, as contained in the recent statement issued by the Department for State Services (DSS).
“Governors condemned in the strongest terms, any unconstitutional means of regime change and pledged its commitment to continue to defend Nigeria’s democracy as elected leaders.
“In addition, the Forum believes that issuing statements without arrests is akin to heating up the polity and causing unwarranted tension in the country. It called on the DSS to do its job by immediately arresting and prosecuting all those involved in the plot as a matter of urgency.”
It added that it is ready to conduct it flagship induction programme for its newly elected and reelected governors
“The event, which will bring together newly elected, re-elected, past governors, national and international leaders, captains of industries and development partners, is scheduled to hold from 14th -17th May 2023, is designed to build the capacity of Governors to establish, organize, manage, and set agenda/priorities using best practices whilst leveraging the tools of their trade – people, processes, programmes and public opinion – for greater and more effective governance.
“The second part of the Induction programme will hold from 17th -19th May, 2023 and will focus on the Governors’ Spouses Summit designed to strategize on how the activities of the Governors’ spouses can best complement the roles of the Governors in promoting good governance at the sub-national level and help the spouses better understand the processes of transitioning to their new roles as first ladies.”
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