13 Northern Governors Meet With US State Dept over Boko Haram

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nigerian-governors-meet-us13 Northern Governors including Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Kashim Shetttima (Borno), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa) Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto), Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara), Saidu Dakingari (Kebbi), Isa Yuguda (Bauchi) and Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano) were engaged in a series of meetings on Tuesday with the United States Peace Institute and the State Department in Washington DC.

 

The Governors, who also met with officials from Denmark and Norway are engaged in discussions on how to overcome the Boko Haram menace in the North.

 

Other issues discussed included re-invigorating the U.S. attention on the north, economic investment opportunities in the region, security and challenges of private investments in the region.

 

The Governors were also reportedly given time to engage in a group discussion amongst themselves on how to tackle the Boko Haram issue.