Gov Yusuf, other Northern govs convene in USA for symposium on regional Insecurity

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State has arrived in the United States of America for a high-powered symposium organized by the United States Institute of Peace.

The three days conference, attended by Governors of Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna, Niger, Sokoto, Kebbi, Jigawa, Benue, and Plateau states, was designed to address insecurity in Northern Nigeria and better option to mitigate the challenge.

In a statement by the Director General of the Media and Publicity, Kano Government House, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, stated that the intensive executive engagement will enable the Governors of some of the troubled states deep understanding of the dynamics of security threats, its socio-economic dimensions, and near-term opportunities to drive stability in Northern Nigeria.

The US Institute of Peace would also broaden knowledge on strengthening conflict prevention in the region, through non-violent strategies for engaging the armed groups as alternative for conflict resolution.

The strategic engagement being anchored under the tutelage of Dr. Joseph Sany, Vice President, Africa Center for US Institute of Peace, will also focus on policy coordination and management of peace and stability in Nigeria.

The symposium which ends April 25, 2024, is part of the ongoing efforts of the northern Governors especially those from Northwest to set a regional development agenda.

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