Gov Yusuf, Other North West Governors Seek UN Intervention

Gov Yusuf, Other North West Governors Push for UN Intervention

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

Those at the meeting along side Gov Yusuf were Governors of Kaduna, Uba Sani, Katsina, Ummaru Dikko Radda, Jigawa, Mohammad Namadi and Zamfara, Dauda Lawan Dare.

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 Spokesperson to Kano state Governor explained that 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 avalanche of opportunity to relate issues on health, education, security, agriculture and other salient matters overstretching the capacity of the States.

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

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

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

The intensive executive engagement enabled the Governors of some of the troubled states gain deep understanding on the dynamics of security threat, it’s socioeconomic dimensions, and short-term opportunities to drive stability in Northern Nigeria.

The 2023 new crop of Governor have for the first time in the political history of the region, collectively agreed to push for Regional Development Agenda in key areas of human under the leadership of Katsina State Governor Ummaru Dikko Radda.


Sanusi Bature DawakinTofa
Director General, Media and Publicity, Government House, Kano.

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