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Nigeria: Northern Governors, Monarchs Meeting ‘A Disappointment’ – – Northern Groups

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Nigeria: Northern Governors, Monarchs Meeting ‘A Disappointment’ – – Northern Groups


Coalition of Northern Groups have described the recent meeting of Northern Governors Forum (NGF) and Traditional Leaders as disappointment.

The groups said the meeting was a disappointment because they failed to address issues bothering northern region and northerners, particularly insecurity.

The CNG’ spokesman Abdul’azeez Suleiman said in a press briefing that the agenda for the meeting was grossly misplaced in the sense that it accorded more relevance to the #EndSARS protest and the social media, which should by far not be the major issue of concern for the North at the moment.

He explained that the CNG and indeed the vast majority of the cultured northerners are disappointed that such a meeting of northern governors and traditional leaders, elected representatives and top federal government officials from the North should find it more important to dwell on #EndSARS and social media and neglecting the more serious issues of security.

He said other issues the meeting failed to talk about include youth restiveness, unemployment, poverty, dwindling fortunes of agriculture and general economic decline in the region.

“We are disappointed that such a meeting should lack the courage to make clear pronouncements on the unprovoked attacks on northerners and their properties at a time when their southern counterparts are proposing claims of trillions of Naira in compensation for their people.

“We are disappointed that the meeting lacked the requisite statesmanship to define the northern position with regards to the falsified reports around the fictitious attacks on Lekki protesters that is causing the nation international worries.