Nigerian Senate

The Senate and the Southeast Governors Forum will meet President Muhammadu Buhari on ways to resolve the crises emanating from the series of ethnic agitations.

The senators’ resolve to meet with the executive was reached on Tuesday at its resumption after eight-week recess.

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Senate President Bukola Saraki read out the summary of the outcome of the meeting, stating that “At about 12.30 pm.

Saraki said; “We deliberated on key national issues and resolved as follows that the unity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is non-negotiable.

“We also resolved to seek all lawful avenues to ensure that peace is restored to all parts of Nigeria.

“All groups or associations currently in agitations for one reason or the other should do so through the laws of the land.”

Also, the Southeast governors will soon meet with Buhari on Biafra agitations.

Chairman of the Southeast Governors Forum and Governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi, disclosed this during the 2017 Ebonyi Peace Day celebration at Ezillo, in Ishielu.

“I was able to hold a private discussion with our dear president. We have discussed all issues of agitations and Mr. President is going to further the discussions with South East governors.

“And, I want to assure our people that all our concerns will be addressed, under peace, with our President. And Mr. President sends his regards to Igbo people.

“So, it doesn’t matter how we feel. What matters is that we must use dialogue, peaceful approach, prayers, commitment and love, to get to where we want to be. And, before now, we were noted for hard work. We must go back to it. We must go back to loving ourselves,” Umahi said.