Boko Haram: Northern Govs take stand on navy, listing calls for to Buhari

North-East Governors Discussion board (NGF) has declared that it was not against the Nigerian navy and troops’ battle in opposition to Boko Haram.

On Saturday, the discussion board urged the President Muhammadu Buhari authorities to deploy extra {hardware} to the forces preventing terrorists.

The physique made the decision in a communique after a gathering on safety challenges within the area.

It was signed by the Discussion board Chairman and Borno Governor, Babagana Zulum.

In attendance have been Governors of Adamawa- Ahmadu Fintiri; Gombe – Inuwa Yahaya; Bauchi – Bala Mohammed; Deputy Governors of Taraba – Haruna Manu; and Yobe, Idi Barde Gubana.

The leaders demanded extra efforts to make sure safety of the folks and guarantee protected entry to farmlands.

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They beneficial that the manpower deficit within the navy be bridged by permitting the Police to hold cutting-edge weapons and be supplied with strategic tools like high-velocity tear gasoline, trackers and Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC).

The governors known as on the Federal Ministry of Water Assets to make sure that consideration was given to recharging the Lake Chad from nationwide water our bodies and strengthening the river basins within the sub-region.

They pledged to work collectively to foster regional integration, progress and improvement, particularly in exploitation of its oil and gasoline potentials, mineral sources, agriculture and industrialisation.

The chief executives urged the federal authorities to revoke street contracts awarded by the Federal Ministry of Works for years with out progress and re-award similar to extra competent contractors with funding to make sure well timed execution.

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The federal authorities was additionally requested to make sure native content material within the execution of the Mambila Hydroelectric energy mission and different programmes of the North East Improvement Fee (NEDC) to make sure synergy with state governments.

The communique affirmed its dedication to assist the federal authorities agenda of reworking the Almajiri system with a view
to strengthening each Islamic and western training.

“The Discussion board additionally nominated Zulum as Chairman of the Discussion board for a interval of two years and the headquarters of the Discussion board
might be positioned in Maiduguri,” it stated.

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