13 Northern Govs Seek Solution To Boko Haram In Washington

northern govsThirteen northern governors of the North are currently in the United States seeking solutions to the Boko Haram insurgency that is fast threatening to grind socio-economic activities in the region to a halt.

The governors met yesterday for about eight hours at the United States Peace Institute and the State Department in Washington D.C with U.S government officials and representatives of Norway and Denmark.

While the meetings are expected to continue today, details of yesterday’s closed-door meeting, which was bankrolled by the U.S. government in collaboration with the governments of Norway and Denmark, could not be obtained.

However, it was learnt that the issue on the front burner was how Nigeria could overcome the Boko Haram insurgency, especially through education and economic investments.

Other issues discussed included re-invigorating the U.S. attention on the north, economic investment opportunities in the region, security and challenges of private investments in the region.

The governors were reportedly given time to dialogue among themselves on the way out of Boko Haram.

Among the governors in attendance were Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Kashim Shetttima (Borno), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto), Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara), Saidu Dakingari (Kebbi), Isa Yuguda (Bauchi) and Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano).

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  1. What the hell are those fools doing in America, those are the main contributing factors to Boko Haram! They refuse to take measure to create jobs, self employment. Every body is waiting for the government to provide jobs, those northern states are the most poorest states in Nigeria! If they cannot address the situation at home, what difference will that make meeting in America.
    Tha fact of the matter is that those people became governors without agenda, that is why they have no headway, no respect for the electorates or the govern, many of them did not prove themself in other areas of life, some are custom officers who made money and then decide to join politics, some of them are even emforced to us by their so called god fathers who wanted to use them while they are in office.
    The west stop entertaining those fools they are mischievous,

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