Governors, leaders, and stakeholders in the south-east region of the country have been commended for appealing to the Federal Government to look into the demands of youths with a view to solving them.
According to Channels Television, the appeal was made during a meeting held on Sunday in Enugu with the presidential delegation led by Professor Ibrahim Gambari, who is the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The meeting included senators, House of Representatives members, traditional, religious, and youth leaders in Enugu and governors led by Chairman of South-East Governors’ Forum, Governor Dave Umahi.
Those who reacted to the news, lauded the leaders, saying it was the right way to go. They also urged leaders in the northern part of the country to toe the same path rather than pushing for the regulation of social media.
Some, however, said that the South-east leaders were only being reactionary just to portray themselves as being good in the eyes of the people. They accused them of being part and parcel of the general problem, having failed to deliver good governance to their people.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has described the meeting as extremely fruitful.
He said that it was quite instructive that all the groups which took part in the meeting believed in the unity and oneness of the country, pointing out that they clearly spelt out this in their presentations.
A fuel-laden tanker has fallen at Festac Link Bridge, spilling its contents.
Re[ports say that the tanker laden with 33,000 litres of petrol overturned while conveying the content to a destination in Lagos State on Sunday.
After the accident which left fuel gushing out from the tanker on the road, residents used buckets and kegs to scoop the content.
Nigerians who reacted decried the attitude of scoping fuel from fallen tankers, blaming it for the high casualties usually associated with such accidents. They said more awareness was needed to curb the trend.
Meanwhile, Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu in a reaction, said the trans-loading of the remaining petrol was ongoing, adding that emergency responders were on the ground to prevent a secondary incident.