Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu
Says Jonathan’s visit will open up the state
The Niger State Governor, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, has applauded the nine governors from the All Progressives Congress (APC) who visited the crisis-torn Bornu State last week, adding that President Goodluck Jonathan’s visit to the state tomorrow will make the state open to people.
According to Aliyu who made this known in Minna Tuesday when he received the Commander, Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Major General Baba Gana Mohammed Mongumo, on a courtesy visit to the Government House said the visit of the governors has gone a long way to prove that the situation in the state is not as bad as it has been portrayed.
“Some governors were able to visit Maiduguri and made people understand that things are not as bad as they are. We at the Northern Governors’ Forum have set up committees to look at the situation in Maiduguri and we are making progress with the report.
“I heard President Goodluck Jonathan is going to visit Maiduguri on Thursday. It is a very good decision because with the visit of the President, Maiduguri will be opened to the people who have been afraid to visit the place.”
“We need to understand the society so that once we have intelligence, we will be able to move and preempt those that want to destroy the society.”
Aliyu stated that the way the nation is going, it needs the discipline of the military and its method of fighting corruption.
“The military structure is based on discipline which is almost missing in the society. We need this discipline so that it can be transferred to the civil society.”
The governor urged the Nigerian Army to pay attention to the Army Training and Doctrine Command as it it the intelligence of the Army adding that he wants a situation where the research and findings of TRADOC are quoted everywhere so that more relevance is paid to the institution.