Katsina govt, UNDP, to jointly host Northwest Security Summit

GodGift Ifunanya
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The Katsina state government and the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP) have announced plans to jointly host a northwest peace and security summit in Katsina.

Abdullahi Garba Faskari, the Secretary to the Government of Katsina State, announced during the inauguration of a joint planning committee for hosting the summit on behalf of the state governor.

He stated that he would lead the 14-member committee, which includes the Head of the Civil Service of the State, the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, the Commissioner of Information and Culture, the Attorney-General of the state, and a representative from UNDP among others.

He further announced the theme of the summit which is, “Security Livelihood, Building Resilience and Promoting Peace and Security: Addressing the Nexus of Banditry, Extremism and Climate Change in North-West Nigeria.”

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The Nation recalled that the northwest geo-political zone which had been crippled with growing insecurity and banditry attacks has seven states of Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Zamfara, Kebbi, Sokoto, and Jigawa.

The area has virtually become a killing field due to the activities of terrorists with Kaduna, Katsina, and Zamfara states competing for the position of the worst-hit state in the zone.

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