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3 Issues That The Northern And Southern Leaders Should Resolve In Order For Peace And Unity To Reign

In order to keep peace, unity, and tolerance in the minds of millions of Nigerians, our leaders must know how to settle the arising issues between states and geopolitical zones. 

It is normal to have different beliefs and opinions on certain issues, but for peace to continue to reign among the good people of Nigeria, I think the northern and southern leaders need to address these 3 major issues among themselves, instead of making arguments and exchanging words.

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The issue of VAT has been making the headlines in Nigeria since a few days ago, after the southern governors, particularly Wike and Sanwo Olu, claimed to be collecting it instead of the federal government.

Although this issue is already in court, but the southern and northern leaders can still have a roundtable meeting and settle it up.

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The banning of open grazing issue cannot be snubbed on this list, although it is obvious that many Northern governors have the same definition of it as their southern counterparts.

However, many Northerners still see open grazing as a constitutional right of the herders, which should not be taken away from them.

I think the Southern governors should organize a deep-door lock meeting with Miyetti Allah and the Federal government in order to create peace, because we can't deny the fact that both herders and farmers are Nigerians, and it would be completely partial if we put all the blame on the herders.

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Although the zoning of the presidency is not mentioned in the Nigerian constitution, and democracy is a game of numbers, I want our leaders to understand that we are all born to rule, nobody is born to be a slave.

I think a quick roundtable meeting needs to be held about this issue in order to keep the unity of the giant of Africa unshakable. 

The north and the south need to come to an agreement on this issue. Everybody is fine if the presidency is zoned to the south or the north, but I believe that violence and exchanging words is not the perfect way to do it.

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