THE North East Development Association (NEDA) has urged governors in the North East region to sustain their efforts at restoring lasting peace in the region.
The association in a statement issued by its Secretary General, Bitako Umar commended the governors for what it described as “their bold steps taken to curb insurgency and other criminal activities that have deterred growth and development in the sub-region.
“In the same vein, we urge them to maintain that spirit and relentlessly sustain it as it is the only way that solutions to the lingering insecurity challenges can be overcome,” Umar said in the statement.
He added that their conceived policy of looking into other critical sectors such as power, agriculture, environment, water and sanitation were all laudable, noting that such efforts require supports from all and sundry in the region to address the devastation caused by insecurity.
Umar stressed that NEDA has observed in recent times the efforts of the North East Development Commission (NEDC) humanitarian activities and quick responses to crises in the region, particularly after the Auno and Garkida attacks and their vested efforts in rebuilding the affected areas.
“Their proposed Educational Endowment Scheme and Skills Acquisitions Training Programs are all fantastic, and should be properly implemented by reaching the less privileged and Target groups,” he said.
“We commend them on that and urge them to do more as all eyes are on them. NEDA is ever ready to synergize with North East Development Commission, North East Governors Forum and any other body that can bring Peace, Growth and Development in the region.”