Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to end insecurity in the north.
In a statement the Governor personally signed, he said Buhari made the promise after Governors from northern states took turns to table their experiences, expectations from the government, and efforts at finding lasting solutions at a recent meeting.
Matawalle appealed to elites and other politicians especially from northern Nigeria, to be united and face 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.
“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 state Governor also averred that leaders in the country must continue to profer solutions to the different challenges facing the country.
“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.”