North West Governors receive experts report on region’s economic revival

From Right to Left: Governors Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano, Tanko ‎Almakura of Nassarawa, leader of the delegation and Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, President of the multi-billion dollar Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Dr Ahmad Mohamed Ali, Governors Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa, Vice President, (operations) of the IDB, Dr Mansur Mukhtar, Nigeria’s Consular General in Jedda, Ambassador Ahmed Umar and an Executive Director at the IDB, Gambo Shuaibu after a developmental cooperation meeting between a delegation of the19-member Northern States Governors' Forum and President of the IDB at the Bank’s headquarters in Jedda, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Governors of the North West zone on Sunday met in Kaduna to articulate a common policy on the economic development of the area.

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-Rufai, said that the seven governors had received a report of experts they set up to suggest ways of reviving the economy of the seven states in the zone.

He said that the governors had received the first report of experts on the development of agriculture in the zone.

“The first report was on the development of Agriculture; we decided to have the meeting with the governors and the experts plus the financial institutions that are lending in the agricultural sector.

“We spent few hours discussing their report and recommendation to revive, boost and promote agriculture in the seven states of the North West

“This is a new government with commitment to improve on the life of the people. I am sure, I am confident with the commitment of the governors, we will make a difference, ” he said.

Also commenting, Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State said the governors would later unveil details on the policy and the structure to actualize the dream of people of the North West.

“Our aspiration is to put North West back in terms of being an economically independent region”, he said.

Governors at the meeting were Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto , Aminu Masari of Katsina, Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa, Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano, and Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna, as well as Deputy Governor of Zamfara, Ibrahim Wakkala.



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