By Monsur Olowoopejo
Lagos—Worried by continued agitations from Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and others from other regions in the country, elder Statesman and former Federal Commissioner for Works and Housing, Alhaji Femi Okunnu, has urged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to introduce a 10-year development plan for the country, to quell agitations.
Meanwhile, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, has urged IPOB, Arewa Youths and others to dump their plans and embrace peace in the country.
They spoke after joining hundreds of Muslims who gathered at the Lagos Central Mosque, Idumota, yesterday, to observe their Eid prayer in the state.
Okunnu, who expressed his dissatisfaction over quit notice issued to Igbos in Northern part of the country by Arewa Youths, said that the plan helped the Yakubu Gowon administration to quell agitations and led to completion of key projects for each region in the country.
On the solution, Okunnu said: “We all must sit and map out an economic development plan for the country. It could be a 10-year development plan. That is what I expect the executive (President Muhammadu Buhari) to do. Previous government including Tafawa Balewa and Gowon administrations did it and it worked.’’
He however urged Boko Haram, IPOB, Arewa Youths and every other agitating in the country to embrace peace and work with the present administration to develop Nigeria.
Gbajabiamila on his part said division will not help Nigeria, rather we should embrace peace and unity which will assist the country to attain greater height.