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North worse off under Buhari’s presidency —Northern coalition

Seventeen groups have declared that the northern region has fared worse under President Muhammadu Buhari that at any other time.

The resolution was reached in a communiqué read by Professor Doknan Sheni after a two-day Northern People’s Summit held in Kaduna during the week.

The groups include Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) .

They lamented that the region has been overtaken by insurgents, bandits and killer herdsmen and lamented the dearth of good governance.

The communiqué reads: “The North invites the attention of President Muhammadu Buhari, Northern Governors and legislators to the fact that under their watch the North has sunk lower in all indices of human existence.”

Delegates at the summit pledged to continuously engage in searching for solutions, as well as raising their voices against poor governance, corruption and absence of commitment to deal with insecurity, poverty and hopelessness among Northerners.”

They asked the President Buhari administration to show effective government presence in the North, saying that there should be government-backed negotiations and dialogue with the bandits, Boko Haram and affected communities for effective peace in the North.

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