The Northern Governor’s Forum NGF says it has resolved to involve relevant stakeholders in securing the various borders and also register Fulani immigrants who come into the Country to rear cattle.
The Chairman of the Forum, Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima who stated the outcome of the meeting said it was observed that, most of the cattle rearers involved in issues of insecurity are immigrants from Senegal and Mali.
The Governor said plans are underway to unveil new strategies that would be used by the indigenous Fulani herdsmen to rear their cattle without having to move across the country and also generate income for themselves.
The Chairman emphasised that it is every Nigerian’s business to ensure security, adding that, Nation building can only be achieved only in regions where peace reigns.
While speaking on the indigene settler issue, the Governor mentioned that there is a push by the Forum towards National integration and cohesion so that every Nigerian can conveniently settle in any part of the country without suffering any form of discrimination.
Some of the past governors of Kano State like, Sabo Bakin Zawo is from Niger State and Ibrahim Shekari from Borno State are not indigenes technically but were assimilated and even attained the highest office in Kano, he stressed.
He explained that there is no doubt the country is experiencing a lot of challenges particularly in the Northern region in different aspects, but assured that they are hopeful and optimistic of overcoming it.
The joint meeting which had Northern traditional Council of Emirs/Chiefs in attendance discussed issues of insecurity bedevilling the region, the management of Northern assets and other modalities on how to move the region to greater heights.
Source: Voice of Nigeria