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UPDATED: Northern governors urge Buhari to restrategise against region’s insecurity

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Northern Governors Forum, on Friday, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to restrategise and come up with measures that could permanently address the security situation in the region.

Speaking during their meeting in Kaduna, the Chairman of the forum and Borno State governor, Kashim Shattima, however, commended the president for his quick response to the issues of insecurity in the region.

“Although the forum had implemented quite some measures in the last few years to tame the security challenges in the region, a lot still needs to be done.

“The steps taken by the federal government are quite commendable.

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”I would like to, therefore, express our gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari, for his quick response to the issues of insecurity in the region, which of recent, seem to be deteriorating.

”We appeal to the federal government to restrategise and come up with measures that could deal with the situation more permanently.

”We are arranging as a family to meet Mr. President upon his return from Saudi Arabia to cross-pollinate ideas and come up with a robust solution to the challenges facing the north in terms of insecurity,” the governor said.

Mr Shettima, whose tenure as chairman of the NSGF has come to an end, thanked his colleagues for their support and cooperation, throughout the period of his tenure.

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”I have been at the helm of affairs of the forum. I appeal to Your Excellencies to extend similar support and cooperation to my successor,” he said.

After the opening ceremony, the meeting went into a closed-door session.

DAILY NIGERIAN reports the meeting chaired by Governor Shettima.

Other governors in attendance include; Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau and Deputy Governor Benson Abonu of Benue.

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The meeting is expected to deliberate on the prevailing and disturbing insecurity in the region, the high rate the number of out-of-school children, agriculture and so on.

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Our correspondent gathered that governor Shettima’s successor would likely emerge at the end of the meeting.

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