The Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF) comprising of 19 Northern Governors as members have on Friday appointed Governor of Katsina State, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari to head its committee on Security to proffer solution to the security challenges in the region.
Governor Kassim Shettima of Borno State and outgoing chairman of the Forum disclosed this in the communique he read at the end of the forum’s meeting in Kaduna.
“The Northern States Governors’ Forum convened a meeting to deliberate on the major issues affecting the northern states and the Nations at large, particularly the current challenges of insecurity which seem to be deteriorating, despite concerted efforts by the federal and state governments.
“The forum deliberated extensively on the nature of insecurity currently bedeviling the region and various ways and means of dealing with the situation.
“In order to tackle the challenges holistically in an all-encompassing manner, the forum set up a committee under the chairmanship the Governor of Katsina State, Alh. Aminu Bello Masari to inter-alia develops a comprehensive regional plan of action that could bring lasting solutions to the lingering crises.
“The committee, as part of its mandate, would seek an audience with Mr. President and make an adequate presentation to him on the true nature of the security challenges,” Mr. Shettima said.
He said the committee would make a suggestion based on insightful analysis and assessment of the situation on the best possible ways to solve the incessant problems.