NEWSDAILYNIGERIA-The Northern governors” forum has resolved to assiduously work with the Federal government of Nigeria in nipping in the bud the issues of insecurity bedeviling the country.
The forum further resolved to work in synergy with their southern Nigeria counterpart to strengthen harmonious coexistence between various Nationalities anywhere in Nigeria.
The Governors’ forum meeting with Emirs,Chiefs also had in attendance the deputy
Speaker and other Members of the National Assembly, the Chief of
Staff to the President, Minister of Information and Culture, the
Inspector General of Police, Director General States Security
Service, Chairmen of the Northern States Traditional Rulers Council,led by His Eminence the Sultan of Sokoto amongst others
In a Communiqué issued at end of the crucial meeting in Kaduna on Thursday by the Forum’s Chairman,Rt Hon. Barrister Simon Lalong,the governors further resolved to tighten security around schools in their domain among other things,saying
” The Northern States
Governors Forum resolved to work
assiduously and jointly with the Federal Government in tackling the
challenges of insecurity in the Country to create conducive
atmosphere for socio-political economic growth and development
of the Country.
” The Forum reiterated its commitments to work in synergy with their
Southern counterparts and appealed to their colleagues to extend
their presence in the northern part of the country in order to enable
harmonious and peaceful coexistence among citizens and other
” It was resolved that the Northern Governors Forum would partner
with the traditional institutions, religious leaders and all relevant
stakeholders in the entrenchment of communal harmony, peace
and security of the region and the country at large
” The NSGF resolved to put more efforts in enhancing the security
and safety of all schools within their domains and therefore, urged
the Nigerian Security Agencies to collaborate with the various
States Governments towards achieving this noble objective.
” The Forum resolved to address all humanitarian challenges facing
the internally displaced persons through provision of enabling
facilities and re-integration back to their communities.
” The Forum further resolved that all the States would work in
synergy with the security agencies to address the intra and inter
border porousity in order to arrest illicit / illegal border movement.
” The Forum also resolved to address the menace of ‘Yan’Sakai’
(Volunteer Vigilante Service Providers) in some States through
meaningful engagements and legislation.
” The Forum reiterated its commitment towards inclusion of the rural
dwellers especially farmers/herders through the provision of
participation both in public and private sectors.
” The meeting resolved to collaborate with meaningful individuals
and corporate organizations to invest in areas of Agriculture and
Mining Industries in order to improve the economy of the Northern
Region and Nigeria at large.
” The Forum calls for due diligence in the execution of the Federal
Government initiative in its economic sustainability plan wherein
N700 billion Naira is earmarked for the project in order to address
farming, animal husbandry and other agro-allied business. This
effort will create jobs opportunities thereby creating wealth for our
‘”The Forum received various reports from the Committees
constituted by the Northern States Governors’ Forum and resolved
to look into the Report for possible implementation. Finally various
presentations were also made by individuals and corporate
organizations for the promotion of the Region” the forum added