Wed, 21 Apr 2021

LAGOS, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- Nigeria's state governors have vows to work with the federal government to tackle all kinds of insecurity affecting the northern region, a governor has said.

Simon Lalong, chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and governor of Plateau state, said this in a statement after the forum emergency meeting to discuss the challenges facing the region on Thursday.

According to Lalong, the northern governors also reiterated their commitment to work in synergy with governors in other regions to promote harmonious and peaceful coexistence among citizens and all ethnic nationalities.

The governors also resolved to partner with traditional institutions, religious leaders, and all relevant stakeholders in the entrenchment of communal harmony, peace, and security of the region and the country at large, said Lalong.

"We resolved to put more effort to enhance the security and safety of all schools within our domains. We urge security agencies to collaborate with the various state governments towards achieving this noble objective," he said.

According to him, the forum resolved to work with security agencies to address the porous intra and inter border, to arrest illicit and illegal movements.

Lalong said the forum also called for due diligence in the execution of the federal government's economic sustainability plan, to boost farming, animal husbandry, and other agro-allied businesses.

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