Kebbi governor joins colleagues in US on security symposium

Kebbi state governor, Nasir Idris, has joined governors from Northern Nigeria to brainstorm on security matters in the United States of America.

In an ongoing security symposium under the auspices of the Africa Centre US Institute of Peace, the governors are examining issues of peace and security in the northern region of Nigeria at the symposium holding from April 23 to 25 in Washington.

Governors invited to the forum are Dr. Nasir Idris, Kauran Gwandu of Kebbi state, Uba Sani of Kaduna state, Abba Yusuf of Kano and Dikko Rada of Katsina state. 

The rest are Umar Namadi of Jigawa state, Ahmad Aliyu  of Sokoto state, Dauda Lawal of Zamfara state, Hyacinth Alia of Benue state, Mohammed Bago of Niger state and Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau state. 

The institute believes that governors are critical stakeholders in peace and security with incisive role to play in mitigating security threats and fostering peace in their states.

 The symposium aims to enhance the capacity of the governors in conflict prevention and peace-building throughout Nigeria by dialogue and collaboration.

“The Africa Center seeks to empower governors to address the underlying causes of instability and strengthen peace-building initiatives at local and state levels,” it adds. 

The governors and other participants are engaged in panel discussions, focusing on the drivers of insecurity and opportunities for stabilisation.

It is designed that the symposium will help to strengthen the understanding of the complex security landscape, identify strategies to address challenges and explore opportunities for sustainable peace and development in the region.

In the course of the conference, the Kebbi state governor, Dr. Nasir Idris, paid a visit to the Voice of America, HAUSA Service, during which he dwelt on peace and security.