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Northwest governors agree to work together for development, economic prosperity

Governors of the Northwest states have agreed to work with one another for the common good of the region.

This is in an attempt to create sustainable development and economic prosperity,

The Governors made this known after a strategic meeting held at the Katsina Government House in Katsina state.

The meeting was attended by Kano state Governor Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, Zamfara state Governor Alhaji Dauda Lawal, Kebbi state Governor, Nasir Idris, Sokoto state Governor Alh. Ahmed Aliyu, Jigawa state Governor was represented by his deputy and Katsina state Governor Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda who was the host.

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While speaking in a joint press briefing shortly after the meeting, Governors agreed to pursue a common agenda to address the devastating security challenge affecting the region in the last few years.

They also agreed to work together to improve the Agricultural sector through strategic value chain development, and access to Agricultural inputs and commodity markets.

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The Governors also agreed to chart a way forward for the economic prosperity of the region with a holistic approach to inter-state modalities leveraging on both natural, physical, and human resources of the Northwestern states.

“We want to use this opportunity to appreciate Mr. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his intervention on the Hydropower project to northwestern states with the sole aim of boosting their economy and creating additional jobs for the teeming population,” said Kano State Governor Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf at the joint press briefing.

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Earlier before the meeting, the Governors accompanied their Katsina State Counterpart, Governor Dikko Umaru Radda who received former President Muhammad Buhari to launch a special security initiative titled “Katsina State Community Security Watch Corps (KSWC)”.

The Katsina state Governor also donated operational vehicles to security agencies in the state.


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