The leadership of the National Assembly, yesterday raised alarm over an alleged attempt to destabilize the nation through the activities of militancy in the Niger Delta.
Saraki expressed worry over the number of deaths being recorded both in the Niger Delta and the South-East due to the latest uprising by militants in the Niger Delta and agitators of the state of Biafra.
The Senate President who was represented by his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and other Senators, said this when he paid Oshiomhole a condolence visit yesterday on the demise of the Oba of Benin, Oba Erediauwa.
“We are particularly worried that he is no more at this particular time that we are faced with challenges. We know the role he has played in the past, we believe that if he was with us today, he will help us in resolving most of the national questions confronting us today,” Saraki said.
“We are having challenges of insecurity especially in the Niger Delta. We are worried with the resurgence of militancy in the Niger Delta. I believe that as leaders in the Niger Delta, we have to come up with solutions as to how to resolve it. Because he who wears the shoes knows where it pinches. We are worried about several conflicts now in the country, we have conflict in the North East, South South and now in the South East.
“We are not only worried in terms of the economic implications but the number of lives being lost because the life of every Nigerian means a lot to us. We are worried about the social implications it means to us as a nation. We want to appeal that the best we can do for the late Oba is for the leaders to rise up and find solution to the problems. We have had challenges in the past and our forebears were there to resolve the crisis, and now that it is our time the people of Nigeria expect us to find brilliant and workable solutions to our national questions. We believe that people like you and our colleagues here will find solution to these problems” he stated.