The Governor of Niger State, Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu, has urged that any Memorandum of Understanding to be signed with any country offering to render assistance to Nigeria in the fight against insurgency should not exceed three months.
Aliyu also said that the country should be very careful in the crafting of the wording of the agreement and the Memorandum of Understanding that will be entered into with the international community.
Aliyu, who spoke in Minna on Wednesday after swearing in new Commissioners at the Government House, said: “Nigerians are already apprehensive of the outcome of the support to be given by these countries, necessitating the call for the Federal Government to be extra careful.
“It is a normal thing for the country to seek assistance in the fight against insurgency but people are apprehensive.
“We must be careful of the wordings of the agreement and the Memorandum of Understanding to be signed.”
Aliyu regretted that a nation that has been seen “as a peace keeper” now needs the assistance of the international community to maintain peace within its territory, advising that Nigerians should rally round the Federal Government to ensure peace returned to all parts of the country.
Governor Aliyu restated his belief that with the support of the international community and cooperation by Nigerians, insurgency will be brought to an end in all parts of the country within three months.