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NGF: The world has gone beyond military rule

By The Rainbow
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The David Jang-led faction of Ni­geria Gover­nors' Forum (NGF) has faulted the recent call for military intervention in Nigeria.

Chairman of the group, Gov David Jang of Plateau State, de­scribed the statement credited to former Managing Director of Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr. Festus Odimegwu, as disturbing and surprising.

Odimegwu whose short term as chair­man of the  National Population Commis­sion (NPC), Mr. Fes­tus Odimegwu, ended in murky circumstances was reported to have advo­cated military rule in an interview with This Day.

Jang in a statement by the Sole Adminis­trator of the Forum, Earl Osaro Onaiwu, advised the for­mer NPC chairman to refrain from calling for military rule, remind­ing saying that the world has since gone beyond military adventure into political turf.

The Forum's chair­man further said a comparison of the gi­ant strides the nation had witnessed within 15 years of civil­ian rule were a sharp contrast to the under development of the country which was the hallmark of decades of military rule.Jang said no Nigerian would like to experience a re­turn to military rule in the history of the coun­try. Also, he urged the military to disregard the call.

'We call on all Nige­rians to resist every at­tempt to denigrate ci­vilian rule, but instead, do a personal evalua­tion and will find that civilian rule has been of immense benefit to all, even though we still have a long way to go owing to the many years of zero invest­ment in basic infra­structure,' Jang said in the statement.

However, he com­mended military per­sonnel for their sacri­fice in the fight against terrorism and urged them to remain fo­cused and committed to their primary role of providing peace and security

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