From Noah Ebije, Kaduna
The Sultan of Sokoto and Chairman Northern Traditional Council, Alhaji Sa’ad Mohammed Abubakar yesterday called on Northern governors to hurry up and end insecurity in the region.
Sultan spoke at the Northern States Governors Forum meeting held in Kaduna.
He said, “It is easy to destroy but very difficult to build and destruction have been going on for years, for decades things have been going bad an there were not arrested. Now the Governors are trying to build , it will take time, but the people must be patient .But people are asking how long should we have to be patient. I know people are in a hurry, so the Governors too must be in a hurry to do their best.
“Our own is to continue to encourage them , pray for them, partner with them , we are not competitors. We are here to encourage you and we will continue to do that.
“I would like to condole with our people who have suffered from this insecurity in Katsina, Niger, and other parts of the north and to also commend our northern Governors who went to different places to condole or to stand in for the people of the north.
“You were physically in areas like Ondo state, Oyo state, and in Niger state. I would like to commend you to that show of patriotism to our people and ask you to do more because all eyes are on you as the political leaders of this great north.
“Our coming together has always provided us with an opportunity to interact on issues that affect our people and our region. You know there have been many problems and people outside there would not know what the Governors have been doing”.