President Goodluck Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday met with northern state governors behind closed doors.
The meeting, which was at behest of the President, started at about 9.30pm at the First Lady Conference Room, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The meeting also had the Vice-President, Namadi Sambo, in attendance.
Northern governors who attended the meeting included: Sule Lamido (Jigawa), Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano); Idris Wada (Kogi); Seidu Dakingari (Kebbi); and Babangida Aliyu (Niger).
Others were Tanko Al-Makura (Nasarrawa); Patrick Yakowa (Kaduna); Jonah Jang (Plateau); Isa Yuguda (Bauchi); Ibrahim Geidam (Yobe); Kashim Shettima (Borno); and Gabriel Suswam (Benue).
THISDAY checks revealed that while the governors of Taraba and Sokoto States were not represented, those of Adamawa, Gombe, Katsina, Kwara, and Zamfara, were represented by their deputies.
Briefing journalists at the end of the meeting which lasted for only one hour, the Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, said the agenda was on the issue of security, flooding situation in the region and how it is affecting food production and job creation.
He claimed the issue of offshore onshore dichotomy did not come up at the gathering.