Southern Governors Asaba Declaration: Annkio Briggs lambasts ‘Fulani’ angry they were not consulted [Video]
Popular human and environmental activist and Convener of the Niger Delta Self-Determination Movement (NDSDM), Ms. Annkio Briggs has lambasted the “Fulani oligarchs” who, she noted, were angry in the making of the famed Southern Governors Asaba Declaration.
Ms. Briggs made the remarks during a Zoom interview with Njenje Media which was streamed live on YouTube.
Recall that seventeen governors from southern Nigeria had converged at the Government House in Asaba, the Delta State capital, over the protracted insecurity bedeviling the southern regions.
The insecurity by persons dubbed “Unknown Gunmen” has seen attacks on security outfits as well as killings of civilians by persons believed to be Fulani herdsmen.
The seventeen southern governors during the meeting, therefore, resolved among other things that:
- the peoples of Southern Nigeria remain committed to the unity of Nigeria on the basis of justice, fairness, equity and oneness and peaceful co-existence;
- open grazing of cattle be banned across Southern Nigeria;
- the Federal Government should convoke a national dialogue as a matter of urgency;
- review appointments into Federal Government Agencies (including Security Agencies) to reflect federal character;
- owing to the continued gridlock on the Oshodi – Apapa Expressway with the nation’s economy in view, recommended the activation and establishment of ports in other States of the federation to create new jobs and promote socio-economic activities in the country;
- President should address Nigerians on the challenges of insecurity and restore the confidence of our people.
Annkio Briggs, however, noted that Fulani oligarchs were angry in the making of the Asaba Declaration, claiming they were not consulted and lambasted them accordingly.
Speaking during the Zoom interview, she said that those against the Asaba Declaration are the real enemies of the Southern region.
SHe commended the governors for taking the initiative, which she stressed was long overdue.
Watch the video of the interview below: