The chairman continued by saying that the collaboration was essential for the neighbourhood to take part in his administration’s initiatives.
To promote peaceful coexistence in the state, the Arewa community in the South-South had consented to collaborate with the Cross River Government.
The community made their vow during a courtesy visit to Governor Bassey Otu, according to Alhaji Musa Saidu, the community’s chairman, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja. In light of Otu’s desire for the community to engage in the activities of his government, he claimed that the collaboration was essential.
In order to support the governor’s economic and political objectives, particularly security, “we have also agreed to mobilise all Northerners residing in the South-South especially in Cross Rivers,” he added.
He said that a committee of 10 people had been assembled to design the partnership’s implementation plan. Saidu added that other governors should model the governor’s dedication to advancing development activities in the state.
“He preaches tolerance and accommodation among the diverse ethnic nationality because he believes so strongly in the philosophy of Nigerian unity,” Saidu continued.
The community, however, will soon develop a support plan to empower its members, particularly through skill acquisition training, the chairman promised.
The majority of Northerners living in Southern Nigeria, according to Sa’idu, are not unemployed. They run a variety of businesses and possess a wide range of abilities, therefore we must help them.
The planned plan, according to the chairman, necessitates the involvement of South-South State Governors, especially that of Cross River, which is home to several Arewa towns. He praised Otu for recently helping the Arewa community financially and urged him to maintain the spirit of fraternity.