The DG, PGF, Dr. Lukman, called for immediate intervention in ethnic tension across the country

The Director-General, Progressives Governors’ Forum, PGF, Dr. Salihu Lukman, has called for immediate intervention in the heightening ethnic tension across the country.

Dr. Lukman also appealed to the citizens, particularly politicians to stop politics of ethnicity due to leadership projections ahead of every major elections in the Nigeria.

In statement entitled; ‘Nigeria’s volatile politics and the APC report on True Federalism’, Dr. Lukman argued that problems associated with ethnic profiling got compounded by injustice which was still prevalent in governance.

The APC Chieftain described as worrisome, the ethnically induced interpretative conclusions of some government initiative and decision of political leaders at all levels.

He therefore emphasized the need for immediate implementation of the Nasir-Rufai Committee report on True Federalism to resolve the current socio-political problems in the country.

Dr. Lukman added that there was the need for the country to return to the spirit of oneness in its political approach as demonstrated in 1993 presidential election where ethnicity and religion were not a factor.

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