- Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau was elected as the new chairman of the Northern Governors Forum
- Lalong was elected for another four years by his colleagues
- The northern governors are expected to meet with President Buhari
Governor Simon Lalong has been elected as the new chairman of the Northern Governors Forum for another four years.
Daily Trust reports that the governor of Plateau state was elected by his colleagues on Friday, May 17 during their meeting in Kaduna.
The northern governors agreed to set up a “joint financial institution that will galvanize rapid socio-economic development within the region and enable it attain some degree of financial independence.”
Concerning the security challenges bedevilling the region, the governors also resolved to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to Daily Trust. “the meeting of the northern governors which later went into closed door, is expected to receive briefing on the security situation across states as well as submissions from officials of the northern Nigerian development company on the successes made in the areas of oil exploration in the lake chad basin, as well as reviving the collapsed Kaduna textile factory owned by the 19 northern states.”
Meanwhile, Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state =asked the federal government to adopt new strategies that could permanently address the insecurity in the north.
The call was made on Friday, May 17, at a meeting of the Northern States Governors Forum (NGSGF), which was held at the Kaduna government house, the Cable reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Shettima said he and his colleagues will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to brainstorm on the issue when the president returns from Saudi Arabia.
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