Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Northern senators to meet over restructuring

By Naomi Sharang on 07/12/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 920

•Forum Chairman, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu
•Forum Chairman, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu

The Northern Senators’ Forum and the 19 Northern governors would on Monday converge on Katsina for a three-day retreat to deliberate on the agitations for restructuring of the country.

Chairman of the forum, Senator Abdullahi Adamu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the retreat would also focus on how to improve the security situation in the country.

Southern Senators recently met in Calabar following the agitations for restructuring and other challenges facing the country.

Adamu said that the Forum had written letters of invitation to the 19 Governors, leading traditional rulers, top politicians and ex-Senators from the region to make presentations at the retreat.

He said that the gathering would enable the Senators, as the peoples’ representatives, to take a common position on restructuring.

“It is expected that very important stakeholders will be attending. Northern Governors will be attending in solidarity and very eminent traditional rulers, including the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, will attend.

“Essentially, we will be discussing the impact of budget in the North and the issue of restructuring, which is now the main issue in politics.

“The issue of restructuring that the Senate can develop a position on. It is part of preparing ourselves to face that challenge.

“The issue of security will also be discussed,” Adamu said.

He pointed out that as representatives of the people, it would be expected that with the retreat, they would be better educated and better placed to consider issues related to the subject-matter.

“We will be better prepared to face the matter and legislate and make laws over them for the good governance of Nigeria.

“We believe we are there to educate ourselves to be better informed, to exchange ideas on the subject matter because we make laws. We don’t make laws out of ignorance.

“We have to be better informed on anything we are talking about,” Adamu said.

He explained that the meeting in Katsina was not necessarily because of the economic impact it would have on the city and the state or how it would energise Nigeria’s politics, “but for some sort of our presence will make’’.

“There hasn’t been this retreat over time. We are trying to bring back the culture.

“It makes us have touch with our bases; people who elected us and feel our pulse." (NAN)

 

Source News Express

Posted 07/12/2017 05:28:04 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Osinbanjo declares Aba manufacturing, business centre of Nigeria...

2018 holds better deal for Lagos residents, investors...

2019: PDP to adopt option A4 in electing...

Delta Govt. confirms 5 monkey pox cases

34 cinemas generate over N3bn in 2017

Ogun set to review obsolete Forestry Law

Royal father abducted in Taraba

Jonathan and Sanusi: Sarki Goma, Zamani Goma…, by...

NBA General Secretary lambasts SahararReporters for attempting to...

Faulty steering wheel: TOYOTA RECALLS 870 VEHICLES in...

More troubles for APC as Amosun, Okorocha, Yari...

Why FG must be careful with anti-graft war...

 

Latest News Anambra monarch, wife die in quick succession Atiku releases ‘policy document’, promises to create three million jobs each year 4 INEC workers, NYSC member, 3-year-old die in Kogi accident Evans: Police hid me from Falana in a toilet University professor, employee kidnapped 2019 campaigns: Ezekwesili makes history, declares self the best 2019 Presidency: Jukuns endorse Atiku FG commends Zinox commitment to local content adoption Tambuwal now PDP Sokoto governorship candidate N800bn subsidy debt: Oil marketers send SOS message to FG I have forgiven those who plotted to impeach me — Ortom FEPSAN commends FG’s ban of NPF fertilizers

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (422,040 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (390,438 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (323,490 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (271,944 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (244,508 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (227,648 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (209,346 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (190,904 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (176,179 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (168,743 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (165,313 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (152,167 views)

 

Zenith Zero Balance First Bank chat banking

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (74) Business & Economy (3,800) Business Verdict (54) Columnists (964) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (568) Features (670) Global Business Monitor (310) International (2,695) Interview (167) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (146) Maggie's Blog (38) News (40,644) Opinion (1,144) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,787) Religion (901) Sports (1,780) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera