19 January 2021 By Josiah Buzun
The Federal Government has approved payment of outstanding salaries to the workers of New Nigeria News papers.
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State who stated this when he received Secretaries to the Governments of the 19 Northern States in his office in Jos, said a final decision is to be taken on the future of one of the oldest newspaper in the country.
The Governor also asked them to look into the issue of the almajiri system which the Forum has resolved to address once and for all.
Secretary to the Government of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Abbas Lawal who led the delegation said they were in the State to review some of the pending issues of the Northern Governors Forum, including reports that have been pending for many years.
According to him, the Secretaries who are meeting at the instance of the Governors, will look at reports on Security, Economic Development, Education, Health, Investments, Youth Empowerment and others which are critical to the progress of the region.
He said the issue of a Commercial Bank with controlling shares from the region, which had been on the table for a long time despite financial commitments by some member States needs to be resolved as soon as possible to stimulate economic revival of the region.
He commended Governor Lalong for his proactive leadership style which has focused on key issues bothering the region.