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Northwest Governors Chart Ways for Regional Development Agenda….

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…. Agree to Create Prosperity through Agriculture, Economy and Security

In an attempt to create sustainable development and economic prosperity, Governors of Northwest states have agreed to work with one another for the common good of the region.

The Governors made this known after a strategic meeting held today(Tuesday) at Katsina Government House in Katsina state.

The meeting attended by Kano state Governor Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, Zamfara state Governor Alhaji Dauda Lawal, Kebbi state Governor H.E. Kauran Gwandu, Sokoto state Governor Alh. Ahmed Aliyu, Jigawa state Governor who was represented by his deputy and Katsina state Governor Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda who was the host.

While speaking on a joint press briefing shortly after the meeting, Governors agreed to pursue a common agenda to address the devastating security challenge affecting the region in the last few years.

It was also agreed to work together in improving the Agricultural sector through a strategic value chain development, access to Agric inputs and commodity markets.

The Governors also chart a way for economic prosperity of the region with a holistic approach to inter-states modalities leveraging on both natural, physical and human resources of the Northwestern states.

“We want to use this opportunity to appreciate Mr. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his intervention on Hydropower project to northwestern states with a sole aim of boosting their economy and create additional jobs for the teeming population” said Kano State Governor Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf at the joint press briefing.

Earlier before the meeting, the Governors accompanied the counterpart in Katsina Governor Dikko Umaru Radda who received former President Muhammad Buhari to launch a special security initiative titled “Katsina State Community Security Watch Corps (KSWC)”.

The Katsina state Governor also donated operational vehicles to security agencies in the state.

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  1. Musa Abubakar Kazaure

    October 11, 2023 at 10:04 pm

    The coming together of the Governors of the North West Zone to tackle the developmental Challenges the Zone faced is long over due! As it stands due to the interrelationships and integration of the Zone no single State could go it alone to achieve sustainable development unless through a holistic approach that would lead to the pooling of the Zones human and financial resources! For deploying community approach to tackling insecurity, Katsina State needs to be commended and for it to be a success other States in the Zone should follow suite by setting up similar outfit, such that would compliment our overstretched national security architecture. It is only when the Zone is secured against insurgents and banditry, that economic prosperity can ensue.

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