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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Arewa CF: Presidency, National Assembly should concentrate on governance

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on Thursday told the executive and legislative arms government to end their crisis and concentrate on delivery of good governance to Nigerians.

ACF said the lingering crisis between the Executive and the National Assembly is not only avoidable but also very embarrassing.

The body added that the feud has nothing to do with issues of real concern to ordinary Nigerians.

Rising from its quarterly National Executive Council (NEC) meeting presided over by the Acting Chairman of the Forum, Alhaji Musa Liman Kwande, ACF said the crisis has affected governance, the polity and growth of Nigeria’s nascent democracy.

A communique issued at the end of the meeting and signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Muhammad Ibrahim Biu, said “both the Executive and the NASS members are in place in order to deliver on the promise of democracy and not to engage in unnecessary flexing of muscles that have nothing to do with real issues of real concern to real ordinary Nigerians.”

“ACF therefore appeals to both the Presidency and the NASS leadership to sheath their swords and put the interests of Nigeria above all other pecuniary considerations.”

On the recent blockade of the NASS by men of the Department of State Security (DSS), the communique said ACF condemned in strong terms the siege on the citadel of democracy by the agency.

The Forum said the actions of the DSS run contrary to democratic tenets and reeks of intolerance.

It applauded the actions taken by the Federal Government and urged it to thoroughly investigate the immediate and remote causes of the NASS blockade in order to unveil the truth and sanction all those found culpable no matter their status both within and without the service.

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