The Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Barr. Solomon Dalung has urged Nigerians to stop blaming the federal government for killings and crisis in their various states on the Federal Government, but on the failed and collapsed Local Government system in their respective states.
Specifically, the Minister criticized those apportioning blame on the federal government, over the persistent crisis in Plateau state, saying that the state and local government authorities should be held responsible for the problem.
He said: “Collapse of local government administration had contributed immensely to the inability of the security personnel to arrest the problems.
“The Plateau crisis can be traced to many years of inaction by previous and current administrations in Plateau state despite the Federal Government’s efforts to address the problem.
“It is disheartening that Plateau state has been witnessing killings of innocent citizens in the last four to five days and this is very annoying and disturbing to the government and inhabitants of the state.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, Friday, also called for State of Emergency in Plateau and other troubled states.
Dalung made the call while fielded answers to questions from State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Minister stated this while condemning the renewed killing of people in some local government areas of Plateau in the past few days.
He called on President Muhammadu Buhari to impose state of emergency in Plateau, Benue, Zamfara and Taraba in order to stop killings in the states.