Northerners asking Igbos to leave are Nigeria’s enemies – Governor Lalong

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Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, on Friday condemned quit notice on Igbos by a youth coalition in the north.

He said such persons were working against Nigeria’s unity.

This is contained in a statement by his spokesman, Emmanuel Nanle on Friday in Jos.


Lalong stated that what the youths did negated the true northern spirit of communality, accommodation and peaceful coexistence.

He regretted that a highly volatile issue of such nature was trivialised and made an agenda for grandstanding by the group without any thought of its implication to the stability of the country.


The governor said that such statements was uncalled for, especially at a time when all compatriots were working hard to solidify bonds of unity and national integration.

He advised media houses to censor “retrogressive contributions to national discourse”.

Lalong urged governors in the South East to resist any attempt to create value for the position of the northern youth by making it an agenda for any discussion.

“Because it is of no essence and does not represent the position of the youth of northern Nigeria,” he said.

The governor assured the people of Plateau that his administration would respect and protect the rights of all citizens as enshrined in the Constitution.

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