Abba Kabir Yusuf, Other North West Governors Push for United Nations Intervention

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By Ibrahim Muhammad Kano

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano state on Friday joined his North West counterparts on advocacy meeting with the officials of United Nations in Abuja.

Those at the meeting along side Gov. Yusuf are Governors of Kaduna state, Uba Sani; Katsina state, Ummaru Dikko Radda; Jigawa state, Mohammad Namadi; Zamfara state, Dauda Lawan Dare and the Deputy Governor of Sokoto State who represented the Governor.

The Governors’ meeting with officials of the United Nations was compelled by unfolding developmental challenges bedeviling the states within the region and the urgent need to solicit for international interventions in the region across critical areas of the economy.

A statement by Sanusi Bature Dawakin-Tofa, the Spokersperson to Kano state Governor explained the Governors in the region pushed for development agenda for the Northwest.

The statement emphasized that the first joint meeting of the North West Governors with the UN officials enable avalanch of opportunity to relate issues on health, education, security, agriculture and other salient matters overstretching the capacity of States.

In their collective submissions, the North West Governors sought for accelerated interventions of the United Nations through it’s agencies and volunteers to rescue the region from multiple concerns threatening the survival of the region.

Recall that the North West Governors were recently hosted on a security symposium by US Institute of Peace to broaden knowledge on strengthening conflict prevention in the region.

The three days US conference, attended by Governors of Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna, Niger, Sokoto, Kebbi, Jigawa,and Plateau states, was designed to support the states address insecurity in Northern Nigeria and better option to mitigate the challenge.

The intensive executive engagement enable the Governors of some of the trouble states deepen understanding on the dynamics of security threat, it’s socioeconomic dimensions, and near-term opportunities to drive stability in Northern Nigeria.

The 2023 new crop of Governors have, for the first time in the political history of the region, collectively agreed to nurture a regional development agenda in key areas of human endeavour under the leadership of Katsina state Governor Ummaru Dikko Radda.

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