NORTHERN SPEAKERS WANT FG TO INTERVENE IN JOS CRISES

By NBF News
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The Speakers from the 19 Northern States' Houses of Assembly have urged the Federal Government to take decisive measures against the perpetrators and promoters of the lingering crisis in Jos, Plateau State.

A communiqué issued at the end of the 20th Conference of the Speakers Forum wants the Federal Government to throw all its weight against the recurring violence in Jos, before it gets out of control even as it condemned the bloody crises in the once peaceful state.

The communique, which was signed by the Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Mr. James Barka, equally urged the Plateau State government to find solution to the problems that have emanated from the ban of Okada riders in the state.

The forum insisted that the perpetrators of the trouble should be brought to book and be punished according to the law of the land, even as it appealed to the Plateau State government to compensate victims of the Jos crises.

On the ongoing constitutional amendment exercise by the National Assembly, the northern speakers said they were also waiting for the deliberations at the state level.

They commended the Federal Government and other international donor agencies over their efforts in controlling the incidents of polio virus and the spread of malaria in the country.

They also appreciated the achievements recorded by the Jigawa State government in the area of infrastructural development, such as road construction, housing and education, among others.