The 19 Northern governors have kick-started a fund raising drive to reinvigorate the Bank of the North which was merged with some financial institutions about a decade ago.
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State disclosed this while addressing members of the State’s Executive Council in Kano.
Ganduje said that governors of 19 Northern states made the resolution at their meeting in Kaduna. He said that apart from the revival of the bank, the governors also resolved to revive other economic boosting concerns like the textile industries in the affected states. According to him, the governors also deliberated extensively on herdsmen- farmers clash and decided to look into issues of incessant face off between the two. Ganduje said the governors also discussed the need for peace, unity and stability in the region. The governor also signed into law the Kano University of Science and Technology amendment law 2017 and North West University amendment law 2017. He said the laws aimed at closing the gap and variation between the two state-owned universities and harmonising processes for appointing Vice Chancellors in the two institutions. (NAN)