Northern Crisis: Governors holds emergency meeting in Kaduna over insecurity, Almajiri

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Governors of the 19 Northern States are currently in an emergency meeting in Kaduna.

Top of the agenda fo the meeting is the issue of insecurity and other challenges bedeviling the region.

The meeting holding at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim Government House, in Kaduna on Thursday is being presided over by the Forum’s Chairman and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong.

In attendance are governors of Plateau, Niger, Jigawa, Zamfara, and the Kwara States.

Other governors who sent their representatives include, Benue, Borno, Sokoto, Nasarwa, Kaduna, Katsina, and the Kano States among others.

The NGF Chairman in his opening remarks said they would receive the report of the Committee on Insecurity in the north headed by the Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari and discuss the recommendation on how to halt the disturbing spate of insecurity occasioned by kidnapping, banditry and armed robbery in the region.

The committee which was set up in May 2019, also had as its secretary, Aminu Tambuwal, the governor of Sokoto State.

The Chairman also touched on the Almajiri challenge bedeviling the region.

Lalong, also said the governors would deliberate on the National Livestock Transformation Plan proposed by the Federal Government and later inaugurate some shopping malls built by the New Nigeria Development Company.