Nahum Sule, Jalingo
At the 5th North East governors meeting held in Jalingo on Tuesday, the Taraba State Governor Arc Darius Dickson Ishaku called on the governors of the northeast region of the country to be proactive in supporting the actualization of the Mambilla Hydro Electric Power dam project for the benefit of the subregion and the nation.
The governor highlights that the Mambilla power project is capable of transforming the economy the subregion and the entire country.
Ishaku asserts that the purpose of this meeting is to “push for a supplement budget for the power project, it is surprising to hear of o allocation for the project in the 2021 federal budget”. Ishaku also called for the exploration of oil in the lake Chad basin and the Benue region.
The Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum, who presided as the chairman of North East governor’s forum, said the essence of the meetings was to present a common front on the challenges facing the individual states with a view to overcoming them.
Zulum commended president Muhammadu Buhari over the recent visit to Borno where he interacted with the troops fighting Boko Haram, saying the situation was getting better.
While commending the troops over the renewed vigor in the fight, Zulum urged them to take advantage of the current division in the ranks of the insurgents and defeat them totally.
“I want to urge troops to capitalize on the current division in the ranks of the insurgents and defeat totally for a peaceful subregion,” he said.