Ogbeh: Call for SGF removal preposterous – Group

The Coalition for the Survival of Nigeria (CSN) has described the call for the removal of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and former governor of Benue state, Senator George Akume, as preposterous.

Former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, last week led some stakeholders of Idoma extraction to address a press conference where they expressed misgivings over the inclusion of a Tiv man, Professor Joseph Utsev, as the ministerial nominee from Benue state. 

At the press conference, Ogbeh called for the sack of the SGF over the development which he said marginalised the Idoma race in the scheme of things in Benue state.

CSN, a group that draws its membership from different sectors of the nation also expressed confidence in the ability of the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Briefing newsmen Monday in Abuja, the chairman of the group, Chief Ezekiel Irmiya Afukonyo II, said the group bears the pangs of the present hardship occasioned by the dire straits and constrictive circumstances surrounding the inception of office of the present administration.

The chairman commended the patience, forbearance, and support of Nigerians for the government despite the incitements by people he described as “agents-provocateurs.”

He said the sense of patriotism displayed by Nigerians who are convinced that the steps taken by the present administration may bear pains today but would deliver gains tomorrow is commendable.

The group urged President Tinubu to remain firm, focused, and committed to the ultimate rescue of the Nigerian economy from further dwindling.

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