Dimapur, Nov. 14 (EMN): Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Thursday said that settlement of the Indo-Naga issue is vital for economic development of the state of Nagaland, according to a DIPR report on Thursday.
He was speaking at the Kohima District Planning and Development Board day-out-cum-pre-christmas programme at Touphema. The DIPR quoted him as saying that the settlement of Naga political issue “between the NNPGs and government of India is vital for economic development of the state.”
The chief minister asserted that an amicable solution “will greatly impact the development of the Naga people as a whole, and will definitely pave the way for the Naga people to catch up with the rest of the country as well as the world.”
“The biggest and the happiest day for all Nagas will be the day that the Naga political issue is resolved,” he said.
The chief minister urged Nagas to pray and work towards an early and amicable solution to the Naga political issue. “He further added that it was time for the Nagas to come forward and make use of all our available resources to ensure that the state develops economically at a rapid pace.
“He called upon all the officers to be ready to take up the challenge and work tirelessly towards uplifting the Naga people because once the Naga political issue is resolved, peace will prevail and there will be a great push for economic and developmental activities,” read the report.