- Northern governors met with traditional rulers, security chiefs, and a delegation from the federal government
- This development was confirmed in a tweet by Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna state
- Talks between the governors and the FG delegation are centered on the region's security challenges
Following the alarming rise in security threats and other socioeconomic problems, governors of the 19 northern states held a meeting with traditional rulers of the region and a delegation from the federal government.
The governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, confirmed the meeting on Thursday. February 25, via pictorial reports in a tweet shared on his official Twitter account.
Legit.ng gathered that the agenda of the meeting held at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna state is focused on security challenges bedevilling the region and youth unemployment.
The federal government's delegation was led to the meeting by the Chief of Staff to the president, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.
In another report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the two-day meeting, which opened on Thursday, February 25, is also being attended by Senate president, Ahmad Lawal, and information minister, Lai Mohammed.
Others are National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. Mohammed Monguno, the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu and director-general, State Security Service (SSS), Yusuf Bichi.
Governors of Plateau, Adamawa, Sokoto, Nasarawa, Jigawa and Katsina were also in attendance.
However, Niger, Zamfara, Yobe, Benue, Kogi, Kebbi were represented by the deputy governors.
Governors Forum reveals agenda of bandits
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) on Tuesday, February 23, declared that the ultimate agenda of bandits is to destroy the country.
Chairman of NGF and governor of Ekiti state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, made the statement during some governors solidarity visit to Niger governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, in Minna over the recent abductions in the state.
A statement by the Niger state government seen by Legit.ng, quoted Dr. Fayemi as saying there was no other term to describe acts of banditry and kidnapping other than terrorism.
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