Northern Governors, traditional rulers to fight insecurity head-on
Governors from the Northern part of Nigeria under the aegis of the Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF), and traditional rulers from the zone met at Kaduna State, to strategize on the prevailing insecurity among other issues bothering the region.
The meeting held at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, in Kaduna, today Monday.
In a welcome address, the host Governor, Mal. Nasir El-Rufai, disclosed that the meeting was with a view to seeking solutions to the challenges confronting the North.
The Kaduna State Governor explained further that, the meeting also was convened in order to tap from the wealth of experience of the Governors and traditional rulers, towards finding solutions to the challenges of economic development of the region, insecurity, as well as emerging national issues, especially the debate over the Value Added Tax (VAT).
Chairman of the NGF and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong, in his speech said the meeting was to discuss the peace, progress, and development of the North and its people, as well as the country at large.
He explained that participants at the meeting expected to brainstorm and proffer solutions to the challenges of economic development of the region, insecurity with particular reference to banditry, kidnapping, and insurgency.
According to the NGF Chairman, the meeting will also deliberate on emerging national issues that may have impact on the north, especially the ongoing debate on the VAT, with a view to arriving at solutions that will protect the interest of the North.