The Northern governors’ forum has appealed to Nigerians to disregard rumours of a coup purportedly being planned by the Nigerian army. Chairman of the Northern governors’ forum and governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima, on Friday, said that there would not be a coup in the country.
Shettima made the statement while signing a memorandum of understanding between the NNGF, the Catholic bishops of Nigeria(CCBN) and Profuturo in Abuja.
In his words;
“The democratic process is here to stay. All these rumours of a coup are things of the past because I think there will never be a coup in this country, never again.We cannot backslide into primitivity when others are going to the moon we are talking about a military coup. Military coup my foot”
The MoU will enable Profuturo, a Spanish charity organisation to provide free education for children in Northern Nigeria using ICT. Speaking on the MoU, Shettima said;
“This MoU will go a long way in rekindling hope for a better tomorrow in millions of youths in Northern Nigeria, who are aimlessly walking the streets without any focus, 14 million of them was the last count.”
“We wholeheartedly welcome this development which will foster inter-communal and inter-faith dialogue and understanding.”