Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state has stated that he and his colleagues are tired and frustrated with the issue of rising insecurity ravaging the country.
The chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) who said this during a solidarity visit to Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state over the abduction students of Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Katsina, averred that there is need to address the issues of banditry, kidnapping and criminality, including its causes.
Fayemi further added that there is need for governors to work with President Muhammadu Buhari instead of talking repeatedly.
“For us, the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), we believe that we not only have to be on top of banditry, kidnapping and criminality generally, but we also have to be on top of the causes of these problems.
“Social inequality and poverty are key issues and we need to ensure that our governments, our states pry away our young people from the merchants of death who are using them as cannon fodder for these criminal brigandage.
“We can only do that through providing them with alternative means of livelihood and support system that will not entice them to these elements that are endangering the whole of our country… We are all tired, we are all frustrated that these issues are happening.
“And this is something that we are committed to as governors, in working with Mr President, so that we don’t keep on talking about something over and over again.
“But we know that with concerted efforts on our part as governors and the commitment of the Federal Government, the professional conduct of our security services and our social investment programme intensified, we shall see the end of these criminality, brigandage in our states. “