Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Boko Haram: 13 Northern Governors In Washington DC To Seek Help From US Govt.

Thirteen governors of the North are in the United States searching for help against the Boko Haram insurgency. They met yesterday for eight hours at the United States Peace Institute and the State Department in Washington DC. with U.S. government officials and representatives of Norway and Denmark. 
Details of the first round of the closed-door meeting, which was sponsored by the U.S. government in collaboration with the governments of Norway and Denmark, could not be obtained last night. 
The meetings are expected to continue till tomorrow. The Peace Institute said the biggest issue discussed was how Nigeria could overcome the Boko Haram insurgency, especially through education and economic investments. 

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 reportedly given time to dialogue among themselves on the way out of Boko Haram. Among the governors in attendance were Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Kashim Shetttima (Borno) and Murtala Nyako (Adamawa) (Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto), Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara), Saidu Dakingari (Kebbi), Isa Yuguda (Bauchi) and Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano). - See more at:

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