Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara State, says President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to end insecurity in the north and return Nigeria to her lost glory.
In a statement he personally signed, Matawalle disclosed that Buhari made the promise after a recent meeting with northern governors who took turns to table the challenges in their respective states, expectations from the federal government, and efforts at finding lasting solutions.
Matawalle appealed to politicians and elites in the north to put hands together to solve 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”, he said.
“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”.
The Zamfara governor urged leaders in the country to shun selfish interests and acts of greed.
“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 stated.