Kaduna (WorldStage Newsonline)-- There are strong indications that a new Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum may emerge during the meeting of the 19 northern governors on Thursday.
The Secretary to the Niger State Government, Daniel Clifford Shashere, who is also Coordinating Chairman gave the hint on Wednesday when forum of secretaries to the governments of northern states met in Kaduna.
Shashere, who spoke during a meeting of the SSGs in Kaduna, explained that the elections were part of efforts to restructure the NSGF.
He said that the governors would deliberate on a number of issues and receive reports from committees earlier set up in respect of repositioning the New Nigerian Newspapers (NNN) and revival of agriculture in the north.
Shashere said, “the main items on the agenda of the meeting of the NSGF include as usual, the recurrent issue of the security situation in the north.
“We are aware that during our last meeting, despite the fact that discussions had been held, there have been pockets of security issues that have come up.
“Therefore, we will not get tired about discussing and trying to find solutions to this issue. We require the cooperation of everyone to be able to tackle the security problem.
“It is not just for the northern governments alone, but the cooperation of every northerner who has concern for the development and a return to what the north used to be. We are going to re-strategize and bring up possible solution to the situation.
“We are also going to discuss the organizational structure of the Northern States Governors’ Forum.
“During the last meeting, a draft of this was brought and this time, definite decisions will be taken as far as the secretariat is concerned, the election of the Chairman and Vice Chairmen so that, at the end of it all, we will have a structure that we will be proud of and run the business of the forum as required.”