Wednesday, March 19, 2014

13 Northern governors runs to US to seek help against Boko Haram

Thirteen Northern governors are currently in the United States searching for help against the Boko Haram insurgency.

The governors met yesterday for eight hours at the United States Peace Institute and the State Department in Washington DC. with U.S. government officials and representatives of Norway and Denmark.

Details of the first round of the closed-door meeting, which was sponsored by the U.S. government in collaboration with the governments of Norway and Denmark, could not be obtained last night.

The meetings are expected to continue till tomorrow.

The Peace Institute said the biggest issue discussed was how Nigeria could overcome the Boko Haram insurgency, especially through education and economic investments.

Other issues discussed included re-invigorating the U.S. attention on the north, economic investment opportunities in the region, security and challenges of private investments in the region.

The governors were reportedly given time to dialogue among themselves on the way out of Boko Haram.

Among the governors in attendance were Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Kashim Shetttima (Borno), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa) Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto), Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara), Saidu Dakingari (Kebbi), Isa Yuguda (Bauchi) and Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano).

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