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Assemblies call on President GEJ to find Boko Haram sponsors

21 June 2012, 07:43

 Uyo - The Joint Assemblies of Akwa Ibom and Delta State Houses of Assembly has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to identify sponsors of the Boko Haram sect and deal with them accordingly.

This is contained  in a resolution at the end of the joint session of the Assembly presided over by the Akwa Ibom Speaker, Mr Samuel Ikon and his counterpart in Delta ,Victor Ochei, on Wednesday in Uyo.

The lawmakers said the call became necessary to protect the corporate existence of Nigeria.

"Recalling our past, Nigeria cannot afford another crisis. We are determined to do our utmost to support the President's continued effort to stabilise the country," the assemblies said.

The joint session also called on the Federal government to pay adequate attention to the deplorable condition of the federal roads and intensify infrastructure development of the Niger-Delta region.

The lawmakers said the present revenue sharing formula "only stands to create disharmony among the federated states".

They called for the upward review of the derivation policy for the region to enable state governments in the region to effectively address the needs of their people.

They commended the Akwa Ibom and the Delta State governments for their efforts at transforming their states and pledged their support to the development of the region.


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