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Time for north central to assert political, economic relevance — Gov Sule

THE chairman of the North Central Governors’ Forum and governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule has stated that it is time for the region to express its importance politically and economically in the nation.

Sule made this statement while hosting representatives of the North Central People’s Forum at the Government House in Lafia, including its Chairman Board of Trustees, Lt. Gen. (rtd), Jeremiah T. Useni.

The governor asserts that the North Central geopolitical region cannot continue to lag behind and must instead develop its economy to successfully compete with other regions of the nation.

The governor asserts that the North Central geopolitical region cannot continue to lag behind and must instead develop its economy to successfully compete with other regions of the nation.

Earlier, the forum’s Board of Trustees Chairman, Lt. Gen Jeremiah T. Useni (rtd), explained that the forum was a child of necessity of the zone, saddled with the responsibility of ensuring both political and economic liberation of the people of the zone.

Lt. Gen Useni urged the chairman of the North Central Governors’ Forum to consider his organisation as a veritable tool for the development of the zone.

Also in a speech, former Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbe, bemoaned the dwindling economic and political fortunes of the North Central Zone, which was reckoned with even during the colonial times.

He said the only way to save the naira from further devaluation is through export of goods and services and not importation.

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