Niger State Governor and Chairman, North-Central Governors’ Forum, Abubakar Bello, revealed this during his interaction with the North-Central Peoples Forum at the Government House, Minna;
That the North-Central geo-political zone has demanded fairness in the allocation of resources, saying they have been shortchanged since the return of democracy in 1999.
He said the North-Central wants to be accorded its due respect and be fully compensated for its efforts during the election periods in the emergence of government at the center.
In his words;
“We are not asking for too much, but we are pleading that we should be treated fairly.
“Now, if we compare our efforts with the benefits, they do not match at all. We discussed this as governors and in some cases, we compared the results of each state as against appointments, projects, and investments in the North-Central states.”
“if adequate attention is given to the zone, it will revive its economic activities and its enormous potentials for the overall benefits of the country.
Henceforth, the region will ask whoever aspires to become the next president to meet and tell the region what offer he has for it.