Zulum emerges Chairman, OVER the increasing spate of insecurity in the Nigeria, Northeast governors have advocated for the safety of hard-to-reach areas and farmland to avert looming food shortage in the region. In a communiqué issued over the weekend, governors of Bauchi, Borno, Adamawa, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe states laments the incessant attacks in the region by the insurgents, while urging the federal government to deploy state of the art military hard ware to the region.
Also, the governors urged FG to maintain local content in the execution of Mambila Hydro Electric Project while policing the activities of the North East Development Commission (NEDC). They however, pledged to synergise in fostering the regional exploitation of oil and gas potentials and untapped solid mineral resources in the area.
On Almajiri system, the governors said they would support the federal government in transforming it to formal system of education to prevent street begging and reduce the number of out-of-school children in the region. During the meeting, Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum was appointed as new Chaiman to lead the governors for two years. The meeting was attended by four governors and two deputies from Taraba and Yobe states.