North east governors move to strengthen security


Governors of the North East have directed Attorney Generals of the region to design modalities of improving security within the region.

This was part of the resolutions reached at the end of first North East Governors’ consultative meeting held in Gombe.

At the end of the meeting, a communique was issued and read by Gombe State governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya.

The communique said the effort was to address cross-border criminal activities.

It explained that the move would improve collaborative understanding within security agencies.

The meeting also expressed its satisfaction with Federal government effort to improve the living standards of people of the north east by establishing North East Development Commission.

The Governors also agreed to look into possibility of regional power generation and to examine the ownership of electricity distribution of companies.

They also agreed to examine the agricultural potentials of region and to conduct baseline studies with a view to improving agricultural value chain to address food security in the region and the country at large.

The governors agreed to meet in quarterly basis and the next meeting will hold at Borno State on 15 April this year.

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