FG working to ensure southeast people do not ‘feel unwanted’- Ngige
The Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari is ready to adopt dialogue to address agitations in the South-East.
Ngige said this on Sunday, while speaking with State House correspondents, after meeting with Buhari in Abuja. Daily post reported.
The minister of labour said the president was briefed and he accepted that dialogue is the way to go and that certain things that need to be done to assure the people in the area and make them not feel unwanted were also discussed.
“We also looked at the security situation, especially in my zone, the south-east, and we made some proposals to him based on the yearnings of the people, and what the government also wants.
“We are following up with dialogue, which at the end of the day, is what will happen. We have to talk; we have to discuss. Part of the discussion starts tomorrow. The minister of defence, minister of interior, and service chiefs were in Enugu last Saturday and we’re going to do follow-up meetings on that.
“We briefed him and he accepted that dialogue is the way to go in all this,” Ngige said.
This is coming after agitations from parts of the South-east for secession.