A delegation of Northern Governors Forum will pay a visit to the South East and South-South geo-political zones of the country.

A statement by Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, issued by his spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, said that the visit was an effort to douse tension and promote peace and dialogue among all sections of the country.

“The team, to be led by the Chairman of the Forum, Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno, will also have Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina and Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto.

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“Other members of the team are Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi and Mr Simon Lalong of Plateau states,” he said.

The spokesman said that the delegation would hold meetings with their counterparts in Rivers, Abia and Imo states.

“Apart from the visit to political leaderships in those states, the delegation is expected to meet with traditional and religious leaders and also confer with northerners resident in those states.

“Importantly, the delegation will reassure their counterparts in the South-South and South East that all Nigerians are free to stay in all parts of the country.”

He said the delegation would also reiterate that “the entire North stands with the people of South East in this period of heightened tension”.

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