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    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    Restructuring: Northern Governors & Traditional Rulers Meet In Kaduna

    All the 19 Northern governors on Thursday morning met with all the Northern Traditional rulers including the Emir of Kano and the Sultan of Sokoto, at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna state.

    The governors under the aegis of Northern States Governors' Forum (NSGF) met with Northern States Council of Emirs and Chiefs. The meeting was co-chaired by the Governor of Katsina State Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari and Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar II.Governor Masari was sitting in for the substantive Chairman of the forum Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, who was among the delegation of Nigerian Governors' Forum that visited President Buhari in London yesterday.

    The reason for the meeting is not yet known but it is alleged that it might be connected to the Senate's rejection of the devolution of powers(restructuring) to states on Wednesday.The Senate made the decision on Wednesday via electronic voting during a series of amendments to the 1999 Nigerian Constitution.

    We gathered that the development has since sparked mixed reactions from the populace in the south-south and the south-eastern part of the country who have been in the forefront of agitations for the restructuring of the country.

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