A delegation of the Northern Governors Forum yesterday paid a visit to Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, as part of its peace mission to the South East and South South geo-political zones of the country.
The team is led by the chairman of the forum and governor of Borno State, Kashim Shattima, has governors Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi and Simon Lalong of Plateau States as members.
A report published in the LEADERSHIP gathered that the delegation will hold meetings with their counterparts in Rivers, Abia and Imo States. Apart from the visit to political leaderships in those states, the delegation is expected to meet with traditional and religious leaders.
The report also says that the team will also confer with Northerners resident in those states. Importantly, the delegation will reassure their counterparts in the South South and South East that all Nigerians are free to stay in all parts of the country, especially in the North, and that the entire North stands with the people of South East in this period of heightened tension.