A group under the auspices of Northeast Unity Forum has called for a new economic agenda to revive the six states of Northeast geopolitical region affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.
In a statement issued by the NEUF’s chairman, Mohammed Sani, on Tuesday, in Kaduna, the group said the Northeast governors need to really redouble their effort by adopting the Bauchi State’s economic model, to rescue the region.
The statement also described the proposal for setting up a wholly-government-owned bank to cater for the Northeast as: “one of the fastest means of boosting the economy and all the five remaining states should find it much easier to understudy the Governor Bala Mohammed (Kauran Bauchi) model”.
The group explained that the Bauchi State governor’s style of generating and managing Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, “has proved to be workable, effective and efficient strategy for developing infrastructure for the people of Bauchi State.”
The statement noted that in Bauchi, the Northeast has found:“a classic case of policy meeting action, in modern governance”
The group, however, urged stakeholders in the zone to join hands together in “salvaging the Northeast from the current economic difficulties, using Governor Bala Mohammed’s beautiful economic formula” the statement.