Governors of States within the North Central region of the country have resolved to promote ranching of livestock, agriculture and general security of lives and property.
Chairman of the North Central Governors Forum and Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello made the resolution known at the end of the north central regional meeting which took place in Makurdi the Benue State capital.
He also acknowledged that the challenging times occasioned by insecurity, low agricultural production, infrastructural deficit and low internally generated revenue require collective sense of patriotism and innovation to surmount.
“Member states should develop fishery production programme and approach Central Bank of Nigeria for funding in order to create employment and to also take advantage of the the National Agricultural Land Development Authority, NALDA to encourage farming activities,” the communique noted.
On security, the forum appealed to the Federal Government to support the region in its ongoing Digital Technology projects and other security preventive measures so as to fight all forms of criminality.
Member states equally resolved that roads be developed in partnership with the FG and states using tolling system as well as enactment of enabling laws to enhance revenue generation.
Earlier host Governor Samuel Ortom appreciated the Chairman and members of the forum for choosing the state to host the meeting and prayed God to enable the North Central region realize resolutions at the meeting.