10 Northern state governors met with the US secretary general, John Kerry at the White House.
The governors who are currently on a working visit to the US, also had a closed door meeting with President Barack Obama’s National Security Advisor, Ambassador Susan Rice. It is said thjat the meeting is focused on deepening collaboration on conflicts elimination, prevention, humanitarian aide and partnerships on the solving development factors responsible for recurring ethno-religious violence in northern Nigeria.
The Northen governors present in the meting are Governors Darius Ishaku of Taraba, Dalong of Plateau, Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara, AbdulAziz Yari of Zamfara, Bindo Jibrilla of Adamawa, Muhammad Abdullahi Abubakar of Bauchi, Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger, Kashim Shettima of Borno, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto and Deputy Governor of Kano State, Professor Hafiz Abubakar who is representing Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State.
The Governors on Tuesday began a three-day symposium organized by the United States Institute of Peace which is an agency established and funded by the United States Government with headquarters in Washington DC.