Con­fab: North­ern del­e­gates re­solve to speak with one voice

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Mis­bahu Bashir, Kaduna

North­ern lead­ers of state del­e­gates at the on­go­ing na­tional con­fer­ence have re­solved to speak with one voice on mat­ters con­cern­ing their com­mu­ni­ties.

The lead­ers met yes­ter­day in Kaduna un­der the aus­pices of North­ern Del­e­gates Fo­rum led by the co-chair­men, for­mer In­spec­tor Gen­eral Ibrahim Coomasie and re­tired Lt Gen­eral Jeremiah Useni, who rep­re­sented Pro­fessed Jerry Gana.

Spokesman for the fo­rum, Anthony Sani, said the meet­ing con­sid­ered the ‘un­fold­ing de­vel­op­ments’ in the na­tional con­fer­ence with a view to ar­tic­u­lat­ing com­mon po­si­tions on is­sues most north­ern­ers share as well as pay­ing due at­ten­tion to is­sues that are “pe­cu­liar to their states and com­mu­ni­ties with unity of pur­pose that comes with clear thought, clear moral­ity and clear ex­pres­sion for the over­all good of na­tional unity and in­ter­est as they af­fect the North.”

The fo­rum ap­pointed Mo­hammed Ku­malia as it’s the Sec­re­tary who will be as­sisted by Am­bas­sador Mam­man Yusufu, while Mr. Anthony N. Z. Sani is to serve as the fo­rum’s spokesman to be as­sisted by Binta Garba.

In a re­lated de­vel­op­ment, a del­e­gate from Sokoto State and for­mer Sec­re­tary to the State Govern­ment (SSG) Al­haji Muham­mad Maigari Dingyadi said ev­ery sec­tion of the coun­try is fully rep­re­sented at the con­fer­ence and the out­come of the pro­ceed­ings would be of na­tional in­ter­est, adding that the ag­i­ta­tion by youth groups that they were un­der­rep­re­sented was un­fair. He said at no time did the north­ern del­e­gates talk on ces­sa­tion.

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