Northern Governors Jittery, To Inaugurate Reconciliation And Healing Committee

Northern Governors Forum
By SaharaReporters, New York

A prominent Northern politician who is close to some of the zone’s governors has told SaharaReporters that the conference of Northern governors is determined to act in order to stem the monster of sectarian violence ravaging the northern part of Nigeria.

“The governors are jittery and panicking over the lingering violence spreading in the North,” said the source. He added that the 19 governors were now determined to act decisively to end or drastically reduce the waves of Boko Haram insurgency and ethno-religious violence sweeping the region.”

According to the source, the governors have realized that it is impossible to achieve any meaningful development if they continue to spend billions of naira on seemingly intractable security crises.

The source quoted one governor as stating that “The North is heading to the brink where serious financial crises will ultimately bring governance to a complete halt.” Our source added that only Kano and Kaduna states are financially solid enough to partially pay the salaries of public workers without strain, but the rest of the Northern states are too deep in financial distress to meet minimal obligations of governance.  

“We have serious problems owing to violence,” said the source. According to him, most companies in the North-East have closed or are closing. He added that the dismal economic picture was taking shape in Kano, Plateau, and Sokoto. “And now Kogi [State] has been added to the fold,” he said.

Our source disclosed that the region’s governors, under the auspices of Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF), plans later this month to inaugurate a 30-person committee on Reconciliation, Healing And Security.

SaharaReporters learnt that some well known public figures have been slated for membership in the committee. Its members may include former Chief of General Staff, Gen. Martin Luther Agwai, Mr. Abubakar Tsav, Justice Umaru Abdullahi, Mr. Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, and Ambassador Zakari Ibrahim. In addition, other members of the Northern political elite, clergy and conflict resolution experts are being recruited to serve on the committee.

Northern governors have been criticized for taking no initiative to tackle the rising spate of religious violence. But in a recent statement, they denied the charge of apathy and nonchalance. “The Northern Governors’ Forum has left no one in doubt about its concern for the general welfare of the people in its areas of jurisdiction,” said the statement. It added that the forum had “made several attempts to address the unabated security challenges confronting the region that have not only led to massive loss of lives and property but also severely altered the harmonious community relations established and nurtured over several decades, with negative potential for gravely affecting the longstanding freedom, liberties and thriving economic activities within the Northern States.”

Our source disclosed that the main mandate of committee was to bring about reconciliation and healing in the Northern states. He added that the committee was likely to face stiff problems arising from already soured relations between Christians and Muslims in many parts of the North.
 

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DIVIDED WE STAND, UNITED WE DIE

Now lets face the truth, all the people who supported the north to kill igbos during the war have recieve their own in one way or the other, saro Wiwa and abandoned properties of course he died in the hands of his brothers from the north. OBJ later went to prison in the hand of North, bakassi have now become cameroun, now southsouth, opc bakassi, ogoni all of them want their own country, what Ojukwu saw over forty years ago some of us are seeing now.

peace

May God calm Nigeria down and give us peace in Jesus name.

MAY GOD ALMIGHTY FORGIVE YOU FOR YOUR ULTRANCES

We have muslims who are not reading between the lines of doctrine of Islam, ACCEPTED.You dont even know Islam and you open your mouth and vourge all these out.Your Bibble tells u not to condem,what are you doing?we should be working towards greater NIGERIA,which i believe is realizable.pls kindly stop this kind of post

United we stand

Nigeria have a lots to miss if its splitted. Where have we thrown our sense of brother hood?. Remember united we stand and divided we fall. regard of the challenges it will one day be over.

Remember Late Col. Guadafi of Libya

@ Okafi.

This was what Late Col. M. Guadafi of Libya sugested when Nigerians started castigating him.

It is better to be divided across political, ethnic and religion lines than to be hating and killing ourselves.

Come on Nigerians! even if we pretend and try to linger on, this issue would definetly hang on our shoulders until we face reality.

We are not thesame people, we are different!

Please think about it Nigerians!

The Root

Scratch any muslim a little and the terrorist in him comes out. I think it has to do with the content of the black rock they travel all the way to Saudi to worship, they also face it wherever they are in the world to pray (qibla). These guys really deserve their own country, no need sharing a country with "Infidels" who do not believe in crap fish brain doctrines like 72 virgins, rivers of wine, fighting for your god, underage marriage etc. No bullshiting, peace or war year 2015 is very crucial to this contraption called Nigeria!

The Root

Scratch any muslim a little and the terrorist in him comes out. I think it has to do with the content of the black rock they travel all the way to Saudi to worship, they also face it wherever they are in the world to pray (qibla). These guys really deserve their own country, no need sharing a country with "Infidels" who do not believe in crap fish brain doctrines like 72 virgins, rivers of wine, fighting for your god, underage marriage etc. No bullshiting, peace or war year 2015 is very crucial to this contraption called Nigeria!

I wonder wat southerners re thinking

Most people in south south nd south east re illitrate of wat northern region is,d region has grown more than wat u re tinkin of,bcuz we re everywhere in d whole wrld,in al aspect of life,so u see we cn stand on our own, animals!cuz as i am talkin 2 u nw,many state in d north hve petroleum if dat is wat u re bragin at.but 4 ur information we didnt even wnt petroleum cuz it value is faling evry day in d wrld market

Who are the Northern enemies?

I it's high time we come out of this dark regional patrotism;where objectivity are slain.I love the North;cos there simplicity still dwells,but the strangers live among them..........

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@9JA MAN: HATE ON DUDE

Nice to see someone ascribing educational qualification to intelligence; they ain't the same dude! But some of us are well trained and have outgrown the ideology of hate being demonstrated by less endowed individuals on the Internet. Facts are facts and can't be changed by goons making evil and diabolical comments on the Internet. The truth is always bitter and it ain't my fault. Hate on and build up your blood pressure, then you'll realise hate and evil do not pay and The North has nothing to lose if Nigeria splits after all, contrary to schizophrenic thinking.

Post Excision Borders ... (1)

With no end to the carnage by Ismalic terrorists (political and religious) it is now obvious that only solution to peace is the division of the country into two. Muslim North and Christian South. It is no longer a question of IF but WHEN. The Muslims can declare their Islamic republic and implement whichever Sahria law they want for themselves.

Discussion should henceforth focus on post division borders. We know that not all the states where Sharia was declared are predominantly Muslim. For instance, Kaduna, Bauchi, Niger and Gombe states. The Tafawa Balewa parts of Bauchi as well as other predominantly Christian Local Government areas in the other states should be added to Nigeria while the rest should go to the Islamic republic.

Post Excision Borders ... (2)

Like in India when it could no longer stand its Mohammedans, population movement should be anticipated. Where Christians are more, Muslims will have to be moved north to ehre they are in the majority and vice versa. Northern Christians are encouraged to send the names of the predominantly Christian Local Governments in the Middle Belt, North-East and North-West to the excisionists.

WE EXCISIONIST BELIEVE THAT SHARIA NORTH SHOULD BE EXCISED FROM NIGERIA AND ALLOWED TO DEVELOP THEIR ISLAMIC REPUBLIC. THIS IS THE ONLY OPTION FOR PEACE SINCE ALL ATTEMPTS TO ACCOMODATE THEM HAVE ENDED IN FAILURE. WE ARE GAINING SUPPORT EVERYDAY.

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Oh nigeria,how are the mighty

Oh nigeria,how are the mighty fallen?
We no longer talkin about development no moream
Its now all about insecurity and religion.
This in what northern muslims have done to this
Contraption called nigeria.
The amalgamation was a curse from the pit of hell.
Why would a people from a region decide to be backward in all ramification and expect others to wait for them to wake up before they move.its beyond human reasoning.
The peaceful breakup is knocking at the door now and we must heed the call now..no more riding of flashy cars by cattle rearers..no more jamboree disguised as holy pilgrimage.
The northern christians hAd better join their southern counterparts now before its too late.

@Jos-man: no, you can go and

@Jos-man: no, you can go and join your southern brothers.

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@Mahmoud Lawal

Look here uneducated fool, I don't even know how to categorize your intelligence, if to group it with cattles or cows, or even monkeys.. at least monkey have common sense than you, this aboki. This level of your response I can tell you are barely a high school graduate, or better still a cattle herdsman, because I don't want to respond to uneducated/unlighted idiot. The North feed the country, look here you uncalculated aboki, your governors or elites, have only one vision for you beggars, is to remind uneducated and beggars, and you so called agricultural might, I see no evidence of that fact, apart from your cows/cattle, the south have durable land to feed themselves, but u guys will perish and become indenture slaves to your leader forever.

let the governors and the

let the governors and the northern elites not act and see the economy of the north crumble.

Crises?

I doubt if the move will not be jeopadise by the northern enemies. May Allah make the move a success

Re-THERE IS NO NEED CRYING OVER

U too much. Tell them if they wil hear. B4 they wil know nigeria has disintegrated.

northern governors..

MY BROTHER DON'T SAY THAT THEY HAVE RULED FOR FORTY YEARS WITH NOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT, OFCAUSE THEY HAVE SO MANY THINGS TO SHOW FOR IT, IBB HAS TWO PRIVATE JETS, HIS FIRST SON HAS $210 MILLION SHARES IN GLO, HE'S CURRENTLY WORTH ABOUT $325 MILLION, HE HAS NOT WORKED AND EARN $1 AS SALARY IN HIS ENTIRE LIFE. T.Y. DANJUMA DOES NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH HIS $1 BILLION. A SITTING NORTHER GOV. HAS A FARM WORTH $150 MILLION IN SYPRUS, ATIKU ABUBARKA WITH HIS INTEL IS WORTH OVER $2 BILLION, THE LIST IS ENDLESS. SO AS U CAN SEE THEY HAVE A LOT TO SHOW FOR THEIR MORE THAN 40 YEARS OF MISRULE. AND FOR THE GUY THAT SAYS THAT THE NORTH WILL TAKE THEIR FOOD AWAY, WELL THAT SHOW THE WAY THESE NORTHERNERS REASON, SO OUR OIL MONEY THAT YOU GUYS USED TO DEVELOPE YOUR REGION INCLUDING YOUR AGRICULTURE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BUY FOOD FOR US AGAIN?.YOU GUYS SHOULD WAKE UP AND FACE REALITY, THIS COUNTRY HAS CHANGED.

Soon the north will be empty

With the way boko haram is spreading... no southerner would remain in the north!

They can start by taking one

They can start by taking one step at time.

Let them go for iit

Let them go for iit

RE-ITS EDWIN CLARK CONDEMING

THE NIGER DELTA MILITANCY WAS TO PULL THE ENTIRE COUNTRY DOWN ECONOMICALLY AND IT WAS THE LIKES OF EK CLARK THAT NEGOTIATED WITH THE BOYS AND THAT IS THE MESSAGE HE IS SENDING TO IBB AND CO. REMEMBER YARADUA ONLY MET THE BOYS WHEN THEY CAME TO ASO VILLA NOT THE WAY THE NORTH ARE REQUESTING GOODLUCK GO AND MEET BH IN THEIR ENCLAVE. AND TO CROWN IT ALL THE ISSUE IS HAPPENING IN AREAS THAT VE LITTLE OR NO ECONOMIC RELEVANCE TO IBB AND CO, SINCE THE ARE FEEDING FAT ON THE BOUYANT ECONOMY OF THE SOUTH.

DIVISION OF NIGERIA I STAND! WHAT ABOUT YOU???

I hereby declare the Independence of United States of Biafra.What about you the South-South??

Division we stand and united we fall.

No amount of reconcilation will work in Nigeria. Let us not deceive ourselves. The Moslem Fulanis are only trying to retrieve power by all means and then imprison the rest of Nigerians. Say no to white elephant reconcillation move. The north and south have nothing in common.

I smelled ignorance from ur

I smelled ignorance from ur mouth.u're lacking the basic understanding of Nigeria setting. South as a united region just like the north have never existed is just a geographical expression rather than a political entity both have in equal ratio there internal contradictions.so don't advertise ur ignorance.

@DAMBURUBA

Hate on Mr Damburuba and co, we cannot be blackmailed by cynics and people suffering from paranoia. We have the potential to be great and in due course, when all the dust is settled, we'll achieve that. No person suffering from schizophrenia and commenting ignorantly on the Internet, can stop us, not even you!