By; FUNMI ADERINTO, Kaduna
The Northern States Governors’ Forum on Thursday has 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.
The Northern Governors Forum in its effort to address the challenges bedeviling the region held a meeting led by the chairman, Rt. Hon. Barr. Simon Bako Lalong held on Thursday 25th February, 2021 at Government House in Kaduna.
After extensive deliberations, the following resolutions were arrived:
“The Northern States Governors Forum 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 equitable opportunitiesfor socio-economic pue politicalparticipation 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 FederalGovernment 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 teaming population.
“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 meeting was attended by 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.