North West Governors of Nigeria have met in Kaduna State to discuss crucial issues ranging from security to the state of the economy.
The meeting which took place in the Kaduna State Government House had Governors of Kebbi, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto and the Deputy Governors of Kano and Kaduna in attendance.
Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari who briefed journalists at the end of the meeting said the meeting was focused ways to improve the region by ensuring security of lives and properties as well as youth empowerment and job creation.
Masari said the governors deliberated on ways to revive agriculture as a way of boosting the revenue profile of the states especially during this present economic recession.
“We discussed the issue of taking advantage of the policies of the federal government in the area of agriculture in particular and the states are mobilised towards taking full advantage of the programmes by the federal government.”
He noted that the Governors also urged youths in the region to embrace agriculture as a means of surviving the current economy recession.
“We discussed the issue of taking advantage of the policies of the federal government in the area of agriculture in particular and the states are mobilised towards taking full advantage of the programmes by the federal government,” he said.
He further explained that the governors appraised the ongoing war against cattle rustlers and armed bandits in the region.
“I think cattle rustling has been really reduced to the barest minimum now and we are working together with law enforcement agencies to ensure that the issue of cattle rustling is addressed once and for all,” he said.
He added that the decisions reached would be implemented by various states in the region.