- Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed, has declared support for the Southern Governors Forum
- The governor also threw his weight behind the need to review federal government appointments
- According to Mohammed, the country will remain stagnant if there is no fairness across Nigeria's geopolitical zones
The governor of Bauchi state, Bala Mohammed on Thursday, May 13, drummed support for the resolution of the Southern Governors Forum (SGF).
The forum held a meeting in Asaba, Delta state, where they discussed several issues including lopsided appointments by the federal government, security, open cattle grazing, and restructuring.
The Cable reports that Mohammed declared support for the need to review federal government appointments saying some regions are being highly favoured.
Governor Mohammed argued for the need to review the appointments in order to reflect federal character while addressing journalists, PM News reports.
According to him, there is no fairness in the allocation of appointments across Nigeria's geopolitical zones.
He is also of the opinion that unless Nigeria ensures fairness and equity in leadership, the country cannot grow its economy.
The road leading to the Government House, the venue of the summit was barricaded while security at the entrance gate beefed up.
The meeting was not unconnected with issues of security affecting their region. The governors called on President Buhari to convoke a national dialogue.
Legit.ng earlier listed 12 key resolutions which were released by the governors after their all-important meeting.
Meanwhile, the decision of the governors from the southern region to ban open grazing of cattle did not sit well with Senator Ali Ndume.
The chairman, Senate committee on army, said the governors were deviating from the real problem which has nothing to do with open grazing.
The lawmaker who spoke with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, May 12, argued that the issue of insecurity is unique to each geopolitical zone.