Northern Governors Forum says it will look at some National issues that have emerged over the recent months in the country and  come up with the position of the region.

The Chairman of the Forum, Governor Simong Bako Lalong Stated this, in his opening remarks at the meeting of the governors and Northern traditional rulers which held at government house Kaduna.

Mr Lalong said the forum would adopt the best possible approach to ensure the interest of the region was protected and promoted.

He said participants would look into the various reports of committees constituted by the forum during its previous meetings for implementation.

While awaiting reports of some committees , other presentations made by individuals and corporate organisations for the development of the region would be carefully examined.

According to him, issues of Value added tax collection and the surrounding controversy would be deliberated.

Mr Simong Lalong demand the contribution of all the participants that would help to arrive at meaningful conclusion to impact positively on the fortune of the people of the region.

In a remark, the Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Saad Abubakar revealed that, the major challanges of this country, leaders would meet and discuss on very serious issues and have good resolution but to implement become a major Problem.

“It is important that once we decide on issues, we must set the time limit on how and when to implement those resolutions”

Alhaji Saad Abubakar said traditional rulers were always ready to partner and contribute for the development of the Northern region and the country in general.

He thanked the governors that have done alot to address security challenges in their various States.

According to him, apart from security, poverty, lack of education, drug abuse among youths are others problem confronting the region that require collective effort to address them.


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