July 23, 2021

Katsina abductions: “We stand with securities” – Northern Governors

Gov. Lalong meets President Buhari in Abuja (file photo)

The Northern Governors Forum says it is “solidly” behind securities to pursue and apprehend “criminals” who abducted students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina State last week.

Chairman the Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong in a press statement through his Press Director, Simon Macham said the school attack is “regrettable and intolerable.”

“The Northern Governors stand with the authorities as they do everything possible to respond to the situation and ensure that no student gets missing or harmed,” says the statement.

The NGF is also “devastated” by the death of the Founder and Chairman of Leadership Newspapers, Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah within the week.

“Sam was a visionary man who believed in the unity, peace and progress of Nigeria,” said Mr. Lalong in another press statement.

Sam’s “Great legacies of hardwork and mentorship have inspired many youths to dream big and realise their ambitions,” said Lalong.

The Governor however seeks more funding and incentives for small holder-farmers in Nigeria to acquire skills, modern farming and storage options as well as marketing opportunities for better earning.

Governor Lalong, at a Summit on small-holder farming in the COVID-19 era in Abuja specifically sued for the interventions in Plateau State.

The Governor said, “We welcome NEPAD’s initiative in Plateau State and ask you to take advantage of the Agriculture Microfinance Bank which is the first of its kind in Nigeria.

“We hope you can easliy connect and assist our farmers through this avenue and many others which we have been using to equip them with the relevant knowledge and skills”.

He added, that agricultural institutions in Plateau State, fertile land, manpower and temperate weather makes the State most favourable for any agricultural intervention.