The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) under the leadership of Gov. Jonah Jang of Pateau, has flayed the recent call for military intervention in Nigeria by Mr Festus Odimegwu.
This is contained in a statement released to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday and signed by the Administrator of the Forum, Mr Osaro Onaiwu,
Odimegwu is a former Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC)
“Odimegwu’s utterance is disturbing; he ought to understand that military rule is not the panacea to a nation’s issues.
“His examples of Egypt are misleading because the Egyptians are still reeling from the many decades of military rule,’’ the statement quotes Jang as saying.
Jang, in the statement, described the gains of democracy in the past 15 years as “giant strides which is in sharp contrast to the under development experienced under decades of military rule’’.
The statement called on all Nigerians to resist every attempt to oust civilian rule but instead carry out evaluations which would show how civilian rule had been of immense benefit to Nigerians.
It commended the men and women of the military for their sacrifice in the fight against terrorism and called on them to remain focused and committed to their primary role.
Mr Festus Odimegwu was the former chairman of the National Population Commission and former Managing Director/CEO Nigerian Breweries. Read his interview below published by ThisDay