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Northeast Governors Meet In Maiduguri Over Security, Unemployment, Social economy of the region

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Northeast Governors meet in Maiduguri over security, unemployment, social economy of the region

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

“The Northeast Governors were in Maiduguiri for a regional summit under the umbrella of the Northeast Governors Forum to delibrate on security and other dwanting challenges facing the region.

While declaring open the Northeast Governor’s Forum meeting in Maiduguri on Saturday, the Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum said ” I am really pleased and honoured to welcome you to the 2nd Northeast sub-reginal submit where we meet under the Northeast Governor’s Forum ( NEGF) to deliberate intensively on the major challenges facing the sub region and profer solutions . The fact that you honoured our invitation is clear manifestation of your Excellencies desire for us to Pursue our collective interest and share responsibilities”.

” At the innugural meeting of the forum held in Gombe in March this year. We where able to identify some of dwanting challenges facing us individually and collectively with Intense and purposes, is a right step in the right direction. We were able to come out with some possible suggestions on how best to address such challenges, however, suggestions per say cannot solve our problems. We must demonstrably exhibit our unpararrell commitment, determination and unrelentless political will to succeed”, Governor Zulum.added.

The Governor said ” most prominent of these challenges is the insecurity largely characterized by simingly prolong and unending Boko Haram insurgency and the emerging kidnaping, banditry, cattle rustling, Gender Based Violence and social economic issues such as youths unemployment, extreme poverty and menace of Almajiri system”.

” As we resolve during our innugural meeting, it is highly desirable for our respective Attorney Generals to come out with legal frame work to address these emerging security threats . In respect of Boko.Haram phenomenon our military especially the Army and Airforce have been doing their best to contained the situation”, the Governor further stressed.

” Unless the insurgency is completely subdue, all efforts to improve our social economic situation of our people will be futile, because nothing could be achieve without enduring peace and security Zulum further added.

He urged the Northeast Governors Forum strengthen their vigilantes, hunters and Civilian Joint Task Force within the necessary logistic within the statutory legal framework to compliment the military to end insurgency.

The governor’s later went into closed door meeting and communique of the meeting is been expected at the time of filing in this reports.

Those in attendance at the meeting were the host Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, the Governors of Adamawa, Governor Umaru Fintiri, Gombe state Governor, Inuwa Yahsya and Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state, while the Governor’s of Yobe and Taraba states were represented by their deputies.

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Lone Yobe PDP Legislator Returns Home to APC

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Lone Yobe PDP Legislator Returns Home to Apc

By Daily Hint Damaturu

Hon Lawan Sani Inuwa, the only member of the PDP in the Yobe State House of Assembly, has decamped to the APC and was received by H.E Gov. Mai Mala Buni at the Government House, Damaturu today.

Hon. Lawan Sani Inuwa hails from Nguru Local Government and represents the people of Nguru Central at the House of Assembly.

The legislator was accompanied by the State Party Chairman Alh. Adamu Chilariye, party secretary Alhaji Abubakar Bakabe and others at his meeting with the governor.

H.E Governor Buni welcomed the House of Assembly member for returning home, saying he and the member have always maintained contact and communications.

H.E Governor Buni also praised the lawmaker for his decision to move to the APC. He said it’s a decision that reflects the thinking and tendencies of the people of his constituency.

The governor urged political stakeholders in Nguru to embrace Hon. Lawan and all his supporters wholeheartedly, saying the APC family in Yobe is one family sharing common bonds of solidarity and support for one another.

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Gov. Buni visits Maiduguri to commensurate with Zulum Over the attack on his convoy

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Gov. Buni visits Maiduguri to commensurate with Governor Zulum over the attack on his convoy

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Yobe state Governor, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni was in Msiduguri to commensurate with the Governor, Babagana Zulum of Borno state, the government and people of the state over the recent Boko Haram attack on his convoy that resulted to the killing of over 12 gallant security operatives.

While commensurating with Governor Babagana Zulum at the Government House, Maiduguri on Tuesday, Governor Buni said ” I am here on behalf of myself, the government and good people of Yobe state, I am here to commensurate with you over the recent unfortunate attack on your convoy where many gallant security operatives were killed.”

” We are with you in prayers. I want to assure you that you have the prayers and support of all Nigerians. This is a trail, as a leader one must face such challenges from time to time,. You should not be detected , your efforts in ensuring peace and resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons ( IDPs) will surely succeed”, he added.

He urged him not to relent , as Nigerians are with him in support and prayers and that surely the insurgency will soon be a thing of the past.

Governor Buni said ” I believed one thing one cannot take away from you is your commitment to the service of your people. Borno was the epicenter of Boko Haram insurgency at time Borno experienced bomb blast more than two to three times a day but thank God this is over. By the grace of God very soon all these will be thing of the past”.

Responding, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state thanked the governor for the visit, saying that ” I want to use this opportunity to convey our deep appreciation to you, the Executive Governor, of Yobe state for coming to commensurate with us at this trying moment”..

” The relationship between Borno and Yobe state cannot be over emphasized. Any time there is an event or happening in this state you always identify with us. I want to assure you that the government and people of Borno state will always identify with you in what ever you are doing we will support you in whatever you are doing both at state and national levels”, Governor Zulum added.

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Gov. Zulum’s Convoy Attack, Borno National Assembly Members Visits Maiduguri to Condole Him

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Gov. Zulum’s convoy attack, Borno National Assembly members visits Maiduguri to condole him

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

Borno National Assembly members were in Maiduguri on Monday on a condolence and solidarity visit to commiserate and sympathized with Governor Babagana Zulum over the recent Boko Haram attack on his convoy near Baga where 8 policemen and 3 members of Civilian Joint Taskforce CJTF were killed.

While speaking, at the Government House, Maiduguri on Monday the leader of the delegation who is also a Former Borno state Governor, and Senator representing Borno central, Senator Kashim Shettima said ” we are in Maiduguri to show our solidarity and commiserate with the governor, government and people of the state.”

Senator Shettima said ” I urge the people of Borno state to continue to be resilience and endour these, by the grace of God endouring peace will sure come. I believed the people of Borno have the resilience and the courage to see that enduring peace is enthroned in our father land.”

“Much importantly we urged the people to give the maximum support and cooperation to government and the military establishment to see that peace is established in Borno,” he added..

The Former Governor said ” I have the confident and believe that Governor Zulum’s commitment to ensure enduring peace in the state.”

While responding, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state thanked them for the visit and assured his administration commitment to rerun all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) back to their homes safety and dignified manner.

” We have to do something to address the security challenge in the state before it further deteriorates. The situation in the state is very dicey, obnoxious and will not be allowed to remain like that otherwise the insurgents will take over Maiduguri,, the governor stressed

He further said that “there is need for us to stamped our resilience with a view to build peace and stability,” .

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