Senate Discusses Alleged Plan To Register Northerners In Imo State

Channels Television  
Updated July 8, 2014

Nigeria SenateThe Senate, during the first week of July, waded into the controversy involving the Imo State government over alleged plans to register northerners in the state.

Lawmakers vehemently condemned the plan, even lawmakers from Imo State.

But the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorochas, had on Wednesday denied reports of plans to issue identity cards to Northerners resident in the state, describing it as false.

Governor Okorocha claimed that Northerners had enjoyed long standing hospitality in Imo State and blamed those desperate for power as being behind the attempt to damage the cordial relationship between indigenous people of the state and the Hausa community.

Such registration rumours could have emanated as a result of the security challenges in Nigeria and the need to identify residents in the state.

Channels Television interviewed the chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Senator Chris Anyanwu, on the current security situation.