From Raji Bello, Sokoto
Sokoto state governor, Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko is to attend a Symposium with other world leaders in Washington DC, USA to brainstorm on issues bothering on global security.
In a statement from Washington DC, The Special Assistant to the Governor on ICT, Aminu Abdullahi Abubakar, said according to a statement from Washington DC, the forum would serve as a catalyst for directing, assisting Northern Nigeria’s plight over insecurity.
The statement further noted that Wamakko and his Nigerian counterpart would be at Capitol Hill with American Lawmakers as well as hold a meeting at the White House with the National Security Council and high level officials at the Department of State.
Also the representatives of the U.S chamber of commerce and the corporate council for Africa, will be discussing Nigerian’s business climate with former U.S governors.
“The meeting will provide an important opportunity for the Northern Nigerian Governor to inform and discuss with U.S Government officials issues of current economic, social and security challenges in the region.
“The United States Institute of Peace in collaboration with Governments of Norway and Denmark will hold a 3 day symposium in Washington DC between 17 and 19 March 2014 to address current economic, social and security challenges in Northern Nigeria.
“Also the symposium will convene high- level U.S, Norwegian and Danish Government officials along side the Nigerian Governor for a brief on topics of economic situations, social conditions, and security climate and also the Federal-State relations,” he explained.
“And on the final day Governor Wamakko will have a briefing with U.S, Norwegian, Canadian and Danish government officials on potential economic, social and educational programs that might be usefully implemented in Sokoto State,” it stated.