Governor Sule Denies Involvement In Setting Up Of Fulani Vigilante

Nasarawa State Governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule has denied any involvement of his government in the setting up of Fulani Vigilante Group recently constituted in the State.

The Governor made this known while playing host to members of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly led by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Danladi Jatau to congratulate him over his victory at the Supreme Court.

Governor Sule explained that if the government had a hand in it, a bill to that effect would have been sent to the State Assembly for consideration.

The Governor said that his administration would continue to promote peace in the State stressing that the security agencies are already investigating the issue of the Fulani Vigilante.

“The security agencies are already investigating the issue. We refused to be part of it because it was purely issues of the security agencies.” he said.

The Governor said that the State Government did not recognize the Fulani vigilante just like any other vigilante groups in the State.

“As far as we are concerned, the Fulani Vigilante just like all other groups that wanted to have group have done that. We have not recognized any one. As far as we are concerned, there is only one vigilante group recognized by the Federal Government which we also recognized in the State. We have recognized the community policing,” he said.

The Governor further said, “If anybody should know that the government has recognized any vigilante group, you should know more because that bill should have come to you as lawmakers and you should be the one to pass the bill before we can do that.”

He appreciated the Speaker for being up and doing in uniting members of the House as well as preaching unity and peace among communities across the State.

“Rt. Hon Danladi Jatau is a peace maker. I am happy that Jatau is not only uniting members of the House but has gone far to communities preaching unity, peace and drumming support for the government.”

Sule also thanked the legislators for giving his government all the necessary and needed support to succeed.

He also urged them to closely monitor the activities of NG-CARES and other projects in the State to ensure that the right things are done.

Earlier, the Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Danladi Jatau said that they were in the Government House to congratulate Gov. Sule on his Supreme Court victory.

“Your Excellency, we are here as a House to congratulate you on your Supreme Court Victory.

“The Supreme Court victory is an affirmation of your victory of March 18th, 2023 general elections.

“As leadership comes from God, the people of the State must accept the Supreme Court verdict in good faith,” he said.

The Speaker assured of the readiness of the House under his leadership to effectively synergize with the Governor for the overall development of the State.

“Your Excellency, we want to assure you of our continuous readiness to give you maximum cooperation and support to succeed.

“The State Assembly is fully with you, we will work together with you and you should always count on us,” he said.

The Speaker assured of his continued determination to unite members of the House and preach the message of unity and peace to various communities in the State.

Legislators from both the ruling APC and the opposition including the PDP were part of the visit to the Nasarawa State Government House.

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