In the face of massive insecurity in the land, northern leaders have promised to support only candidates who demonstrate the capacity to effectively stop insecurity and free Nigerians from the present challenges.
The northern leaders the 19 Northern States and Abuja declared their position during a 2-day conference in Abuja, organised by a group, Arewa New Agenda (ANA).
According to them, it is disheartening that the northern region is backward as a result of killings and insecurity.
Speaking, urtala Aliyu, the Secretary-General, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) said that the failure of leaders in the North to set in motion steps towards addressing problems facing the area for years.
According to him, “The region must reinforce its confidence and negotiate with the country’s political leadership to ensure its speedy development in all spheres of life for the general upliftment of the people.”
I’m bis own words, Dr Shuaibu Aliyu, the Director of Arewa House, lamented that the northern zone remained the unifying force in the country, urging stakeholders from other regions to collaborate with it to develop Nigeria
According to the convener of the conference, Senator Ahmad Moallahyidi, the northern part re can feed not just Nigeria, but the entire West African subregion, adding that insecurity must be dealt with immediately.