Plateau State Governor Emerges as Chairman of The Northern Governors Forum

Plateau State Governor identified as Simon Lalong has emerged as the chairman of the Northern Governors Forum for another four years.

The Plateau State Governor was elected by his colleagues during the meeting of the Northern Governors Forum which held in Kaduna yesterday, May 17th.

While during the meeting which is the forum’s first of the year, the Northern state governors also agreed to set up a joint financial institution that will aid rapid socio-economic development within the region and enable it to attain some degree of financial independence in the North.

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The Northern governors also made the decision to meet with President Buhari over the security challenges in the Northern region.

However, the Northern governors meeting later went into a closed door.

The meeting is also expected to receive a briefing on the security situation across states as well as submissions from officials of the northern Nigerian development company on the successes made in the areas of oil exploration in the lake chad basin, and also raising up the collapsed Kaduna textile factory owned by the 19 northern states.

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