The Director-General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr. Mike Omeri has chided Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako over comments he made in his controversial memo to Northern State Governors (NSG) where he accused President Jonathan of committing genocide and being insensitive to the plight of Nigerians in the face of terrorism.
Omeri said this in Jos at an event organized by the Agency to find lasting solution to herders and farmers clashes. The NOA boss urged the Adamawa state Governor to learn from other ‘patriotic’ leaders who have shown interest in supporting the federal government’s efforts to curb the spate of violence in the country.
Omeri also warned that insecurity should not be politicized, calling on all to show their unwavering support towards fighting terrorism, saying a lot of success had been recorded by security forces. He urged Nyako to refrain from making ‘demoralizing’ comments and should rather commend achievements of President Jonathan on security.
“Federal Government’s decision to declare state of emergency in three states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa demonstrated its resolve to bring about lasting peace to the troubled states. And security is taken as top priority over other sectors because of its negative effects on business environment. We should not also resort to blame game, party affiliation should be relegated for national interest,” Omeri stressed.
He therefore called on all Nigerians to have hope in the country's military and also support them in their efforts to return Nigeria to a peaceful nation.