Osinbajo speaks on Biafra agitation, herdsmen attacks, recovered loot | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice President, has spoken about the Biafra agitation, recovered loot and attacks by herdsmen across the country.
According to him, most of the clamour about marginalisation are “not factual”.
Osinbajo pointed out that whereas the South-east have been complaining about the composition of the military service chiefs, the zone enjoyed such dominance during the administration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Osinbajo said these on Thursday in a chat with members of the civil society organisations under the aegis of the Civil Society Situation Room.
The VP said while APC states in the North-west of the country are complaining that all they have are junior ministers under the Buhari government, states in the South-east can boast of having senior ministers except one.
He said beyond seeking for ethnic balance, Nigerians should begin to consider the issue of merit.
“What I am saying is that we must drop this tendency of becoming ethnic warlords and forge a national consensus on the use of merit in deciding appointments in the country,” he said.
Commenting on herdsmen attacks, Osinbajo said the problem is being dealt with.
“I think several herdsmen have been found with arms , arrested and are facing trial.
“President Buhari has given orders to security agencies to apprehend any herdsman found with arms or dangerous weapons and the same goes with anyone with illegal arms,” he said.
On what the administration has been doing with the recovered funds from treasury looters, the vice president said that the monies have been merged into the current budget.
Osinbajo disclosed that there is a dedicated account in Central Bank of Nigeria for recovered funds and that soon, government would make it public “how much more looted funds has been recovered in terms of amounts in local and foreign currencies as well as in real estates properties.”
On power, the VP explained that one of the major problems is distribution and not generation, adding that presently generation capacity was about 7,000 MW.
He said the government was introducing a policy where independent persons can supply meters to electricity users and meter same which is a departure from when it used to be the exclusive preserve of the Discos.

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  1. why taking so long to talk about herdsmen , no brother or sister will ever forgive any body that has kill his father mother child relative etc .come to eternity, the only remedy is to tread any body who has taking life as arm robbers are treated, the pain of loosing my parents and the paint of leaving a life without their guidance living a life without someone providing is not something that can be swipe under the carpet , children are born and each family tells their children what happen with them, pls understand the life of hitter how he grow up , many hitters are in this country as a result of headmen because vengeance is something that GOD can only remove from the hearth of humans,

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  2. This man is much talk no action. Because Igbos where in the military during the PDP government now that is it APC government reverse should be case. The east and south are not interested in Ministerial position. Minister is just an entrant boy of the president, what the south need is significant control of their resources and balance in our security agencies.

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  3. Fulani herdsman being delt with but IPOB is a terrorist group. Pastor Osibanjo lying for the devil because he is happy to be a slave master spokesman.

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  4. This is non independent country for the poor ones but independent for d rich all of u promise us n together u all fail us no more hope from u pple BABA GOD pls save us from all this evil men in Nigeria

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