North East Governors restates support to NEDC
Governors of states in the North East sub-region have restated their support to the North East Development Commission to enable it carry out its statutory functions effectively.
This is contained in a statement released by Press Secretary to Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, Mr Humawashi Wonosikou on Sunday.
The six Governors, who were in Maiduguri for the second summit of the forum before departing the Borno State capital took time to visit the corporate headquarters of the commission on Sunday.
Chairman of the forum, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State reminded the management of the commission, that the organization is a child of necessity established to enhance recovery and stabilization of the troubled region.
He said the idea was not only to provide infrastructure, but also to ensure the enhancement of the livelihoods of the people adding that the governors expected the region to deliver maximum benefits from activities of the commission.
While also assuring the management of necessary support towards meeting its objectives, the chairman of the Governors forum, pointed out that interventions to the respective states should be done in a demand driven approach through interfacing with the Commission in the conception of ideas and implementation of same.
Responding the Managing Director of the North East Development Commission, Mohammed Bunu who commended Borno State Government for donating an office complex and piece of land for the commissions permanent office building, promised to ensure consultation and synergy with the Governors to ensure that the region regains its place of pride as a a great area blessed with abundant human and natural resources that can grow its economy.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State together with his colleague in the zone were also conducted round the corporate headquarters building of the North East Development Commission in Maiduguri.
The Governors have returned to their respective state.