Akpabio Expresses Concern Over Security Challenges

Channels Television  
Updated March 27, 2014

Godswill AkpabioState governors in Nigeria have been urged to give maximum support to security agencies to ensure their success in the fight against insurgency in parts of the country.

Governor Godswill Akpabio made the call on Wednesday night while speaking to journalists after a meeting of the Jonah Jang-led Nigerian Governors’ Forum.

Akpabio, who expressed the governors’ concern over the security challenges in parts of the North, called on all Nigerians to be security conscious.

While charging security agencies to rise to the occasion, Akpabio urged state governors to redouble their support to security agencies especially in the areas of intelligence gathering and policing.

Answering questions from reporters, another governor, Gabriel Suswan of Benue State declared support for the ongoing National Conference and urged delegates to put national interest above other considerations.

On his part, the new governor of Anambra State, Dr Willie Obiano, who was attending the meeting for the first time, gave assurances of his determination to work with the forum in line with democratic tradition.

Sixteen governors attended the meeting.