Lalong laments state of institutions, corporate interests set up by Sardauna for the North
Chairman of Northern States Governors Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong, has expressed regrets over the state of institutions and corporate interests set up by Sardauna Ahmadu Bello for the benefit of the people, saying some of these institutions are struggling to survive while others have already gone aground.
He therefore, charged his colleagues not to “allow the situation to go beyond this, hence the need for us to take a deep look at what we can do to turn the tide.”
Lalong spoke on Thursday during the Governors meeting in Kaduna, where President Muhammadu Buhari was represented by his Chief of staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.
Other dignitaries at the meeting were the Inspector General of Police, Mr.Mohammed Adamu, Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the DG of DSS, Yusuf Bichi, emirs and chiefs from the region ,among others .
According to Hon. Lalong, “just yesterday, I was at the Ahmadu Bello University and the Kaduna Polytechnic where the stories further confirmed the urgent need for intervention. Perhaps there is no place that this intervention is most needed than in turning our huge population to an advantage where our people engaged to contribute to the growth of the region and the nation,” he said.
He explained that youth engagement has therefore, become an emergency that they must manage with all sense of duty to avoid unpleasant consequences of…