*Agree to create prosperity through agriculture, economy, security
By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
In an attempt to create sustainable development and economic prosperity, Governors of Northwest states have agreed to work with one another for the common good of the region.
According to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Kano State Governor, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa on behalf of the spokespersons to the Governors of:
Katsina, Jigawa, Kano, Zamfara, Kebbi and Sokoto states, the governors made this known after a strategic meeting held yesterday at Katsina Government House in Katsina State.
The meeting attended by Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, Zamfara State Governor Alhaji Dauda Lawal, Kebbi State Governor, H.E. Kauran Gwandu, Sokoto State Governor, Alh. Ahmed Aliyu, Jigawa State Governor who was represented by his deputy and Katsina State Governor, Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda who was the host.
While speaking at a joint press briefing shortly after the meeting, the governors said that they agreed to pursue a common agenda to address the devastating security challenge affecting the region in the last few years.
It was also agreed to work together in improving the agricultural sector through a strategic value chain development, access to Agric inputs and commodity markets.
The governors also pledged to chart a way forward for economic prosperity of the region with a holistic approach to inter-states 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 Hydropower project to northwestern states with a sole aim of boosting their economy and create additional jobs for the teeming population” said Kano State Governor Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf at the joint press briefing.
Earlier before the meeting, the governors accompanied their host in Katsina, 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.