By Isiyaka Ismail Wunti
The Vice President Senator Kashim Shettima has implored Governors of the Northeast Subregion to work in synergy with Northeast Development Commission NEDC to facilitate timely completion of all the ongoing federal government projects across the zone and initiate new ones.
He made the at the opening of the 8th meeting of Northeast Governors Forum NEGF held in Maiduguri the Borno state capital.
Senator Kashim Shettima who said northeastern part of the country is grossly affected by various forms of criminal activities maintained that through collective efforts by the Governors and relevant bodies the zone would address the current economic hardship being experienced by vulnerable population.
The Vice President said completion of the ongoing projects would pave way for the commencement of other road construction including Bauchi-Gombe, Maiduguri-Dambua, Gujiba-Biu and Numan-Adamawa among others.
He urged them to do away with political party differences and focus only on issues of common interests that affected the respective states for the overall development.
The Vice President also used the opportunity to inaugurate distribution of food and non-food items across six states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe.
The items procured by NEDC include 240,000 bags of rice, 71,000 cantons of Macaroni and spaghetti, 34,500 gallons of vegetable oil 70,000 pieces of blankets, 70,000 pieces of mats as well as textile materials.