Governors of the 19 Northern states under the aegis of the Northern Governors Forum have donated N180 million to the victims of the accidental bomb at Tudun Biri village, in Igabi Local Government Area of the Kaduna State.
The forum’s Chairman and Governor of Gombe State, Muhammad Yahaya, who made the announcement alongside other colleagues, presented the symbolic cheque to the governor of the state, Senator Uba Sani, on Friday during their maiden meeting.
The meeting was held at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim Government House, Kaduna.
Our correspondent reports that the governors are meeting to discuss matters relating to insecurity, agriculture, and oil exploration in the region as well as commiserating with the host governor over the accidental airstrike that claimed several lives in Tudun Biri, Igabi Local Government Area of the state in which the Nigerian Army claimed responsibility.
The meeting being hosted by the Kaduna State Governor, Senator Uba Sani, is the maiden gathering of the governors since their emergence as governors in the May 2023 general elections.
Among the governors present at the meeting are the governor of Katsina State, Dikko Radda, and the deputy governors of Jigawa, Bauchi, Kano, Yobe, and Kwara states, who are representing their state governors.
Addressing his colleagues, the Chairman of the Forum and Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammad Yahaya, while condemning the accidental bomb on the people of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, noted that more efforts are needed by the regional governors to fight insecurity ravaging the region.
He argued that addressing insecurity and other challenges remains crucial to the development and well-being of the people of the region.
He assured all that the Northern Governors Forum under his leadership, is working assiduously to ensure that the Tudun Biri incident is not swept under the carpet but thoroughly investigated.
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