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Published On: Mon, Jun 2nd, 2014

‘Summon northern stakeholders summit on insurgency’

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Board member, National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu, Mr. Joseph Kaura, at the weekend called for a northern stakeholders summit to discuss ways of ending insurgency in the region.

Kaura made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia.

He appealed to the Northern Elders Forum, Arewa Consultative Forum and youths in the region to urgently convene a stakeholders meeting to discuss ways of ending the insurgency.

“Instead of struggling for a power shift to the northern region, it is better to struggle for a lasting peace to return to the region.

“Power will come to the North at God’s appropriate time. Peaceful coexistence of the region should be our priority for now.

“Time has come for the northern governors and the elders to create jobs for the jobless northern youths,” he said.

“I will therefore appeal to Mr. President not to be deterred in his efforts to ensure the release of the abducted Chibok girls and the fight against insurgency.

“I also want to advise the northern governors to work in conjunction with the traditional rulers in the region for the immediate return of peace”.

Kaura advised leaders, who were fond of establishing industries outside the shores of Nigeria, to desist and bring back such industries into the country, particularly in the North. (NAN)

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