The North West Governors’ Forum yesterday denied insinuations that it is a breakaway faction of the Northern Governors’ Forum.
It said its members came together to solve peculiar regional problems.
Speaking after a marathon meetings involving the eight North West Governors that includes Kano, Katsina, Jigawa, Kaduna, Zamfara, Sokoto and Kebbi States, the Chairman, Nigerian Governors’ Forum and Zamfara State Governor AbdulAziz Yari, said every region of the North has its peculiar problems.
He said the North East is grappling with insecurity as its major problem, the North Central has its problems to tackle, so also the North West.
Yari, who also chaired the North West Governors’ Forum, added that they all met at the Northern Governors’ Forum and agreed to split into regions and each to squarely face and take on headlong its problems.
“We are not a splinter group and we are not a breakaway faction, we are doing exactly what is been agreed at our Northern Governors’ Forum meetings to go on regional basis and take out our problems individually and take care of them.” He said the meeting is a continuation of the one started in Katsina State and that they all agree to face six fundamental areas of agriculture, security, unemployment and other vital problems facing them.