Northern Elders Forum, 16 Other Prominent Groups Say North Worse Off Under Buhari

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) alongside other 14 prominent northern group bemoamed the fate of the region under the Muhammadu Buhari presidency.

The groups after a two-day Northern People’s Summit held in Kaduna came out with a damning verdict on the Buhari government saying the region is worse off under him.

In a communiqué read by Professor Doknan Sheni, the groups said: “The North invites the attention of President Muhammadu Buhari, Northern Governors and legislators to the fact that under their watch the North has sunk lower in all indices of human existence.”

They lamented the region has been overtaken by insurgents, bandits and poor governance, urging political actors to change the narratives.

While asking the government to show effective presence in all ungoverned spaces in the North, they said: “The North resolves that there should be government-backed negotiations and dialogue with the bandits, Boko Haram and affected communities for effective peace in the North.”