Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Barr. Solomon Dalung, has described as ‘shameless and coward’ the action of governors crying to the State House over the herdsmen attack of their people.
According to Sunnews, while fielding questions from newsmen, in his office, in Abuja, on Tuewsday, he said:
“One office I don’t envy in my life is the office of the governor in Nigeria. I told the governor of Lagos State so. .
The responsibility of the governors is so enormous and anybody occupying that office should know it. He has the responsibility to protect the lives of Nigerians living within his territory. .
The governors are the custodians of lives in the whole state and hold it in trust for the people. They also collect and manage monthly statutory allocations including what the APC government introduced like the Paris Club bailout. .
The governors just manage this for the benefit of those living in the state. I shed tears when I heard a governor lamenting that his people have been attacked by herdsmen. If the governor should lament that way, then the people in the state should park and run away. .
This is a man that collects monthly subventions. He is the chief security officer of the state and a General of the Army, yet he is crying. Let me commend the people where there have been attacks by herdsmen and the governors are crying. .
They are still around. It shows that they are courageous. They deserve commendation, but it is cowardice for the governor to cry. To worsen it, the situation has given room to the varieties of terrorism that have been domesticated in Nigeria now. .
We have spiritual terrorists found in worship places responsible for instigating people with hate speeches they preach. Why would a governor, who collects billions of Naira, be running to Abuja to cry in the State House? .
He did not come to the State House with the Paris Club bailout, but came alone to cry. It is shameful and I don’t want to be among the governors that will come and be crying before the President.”