From Maiharaji, Altine Gusau
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state was among the stakeholders who attended a one day North- West Zone strategic security town hall meeting at Arewa House Kaduna today Monday.
In a press release, the Special Adviser to Governor Matawalle on Public Enlightenment Media and Communications, Alhaji Zailani Bappa said the meeting was led by the National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Munguno (rtd).
The meeting comprised of all the seven Governors of the North-West and their Secretaries to the State Government.
Other stake holders included the Chief of Defense Staff and all the Service Chiefs, the Inspector General of Police and the Directors-General of National Intelligence Agency(NIA) and the State Department (SSS).
Governor Matawalle described the meeting as a welcomed development by the office of the NSA in light of the fact that the country was undergoing serious political upheavals which called for the contribution of all and sundry to find a lasting solution to its growing menace.
In his speech, the NSA said “The meeting was designed to cover all the six geo- political zones of the country in a bid to feel the pulse of the people and generate workable ideas to solving the security problems of the nation”.
The meeting was however, adjourned due to unexpected security turn of events especially in the South-West for the need to accommodate every aspect if the subject matter.
The NSA, however, apologized to all the stakeholders at the meeting for the inability of the meeting to generate all that was needed and promised to stage another comeback on the same subject matter.
The Governors and all the Service Chiefs retired to the Sir Kasheem Ibrahim House and extensively deliberated on the current security situation in the Zone.