Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State says President Muhammadu Buhari promised to end insecurity in the north.
The governor said this in a statement he personally signed.
Matawalle said during a meeting with the president, governors from northern states took turns to table their experiences, expectations from the government, and efforts at finding lasting solutions.
He said northern governors are committed to supporting the president’s efforts to end security challenges in the country.
Matawalle appealed to elites and other politicians, especially from northern Nigeria, to be united and face the challenges bedevilling the region’s growth and progress.
“The president assured that he will put an end to the menace and return the region and the country at large to its lost glories.”
“It is time for us to end destructions and killings, lets nurture the habits of forgiveness of our wrongs, refrain from divisive tendencies and become united.
“We shall remain focused for the development of the nation and shun political differences irrespective of the party we belong,” he said.
Matawalle appealed to leaders to continue rubbing minds toward proper solutions and developmental path of progress of the nation.
“Leaders must deliberate on solutions, refrain from selfish interests and greed to end unwanted killings and destruction of property.”
“Insurgency, especially in the northeast and other banditry activities, have hindered economic activities, education, agriculture and other social activities in northern Nigeria,” he said.