3 He added that their target was also to push for fair and just leadership that has kept the country together since independence.
4 Bugaje explained that the charter for good governance drawn by the group was informed by the issue of insecurity and collapse of the region’s economy.
5 “We also want to unite Muslims and Christians in the North to agree on a regional renewal programme by harvesting the talents and human resources at home and diaspora and promoting entrepreneurship and skills acquisition.
6 “We want to strengthen and sustain Northern unity and deploy it to find for the North a political direction that will eventually secure its corporate interest and promote its development,” Bugaje added.
7 He appealed to Noththners to use their instinct of patriotism
and survival to mobilize the people to build a critical mass of
citizens capable of driving real and effective social, economic and political transformation.
9 He said leadership was about faith, and without faith there would be no future for any nation, and added that the Holy Books contained principles of leadership that should guide all leaders.
11 He explained that the principle of leadership include accountability, transparency and honesty, which the North must upheld with high esteem in electing leaders at all levels.
12 Wuye stressed that the North has numerous challenges which would only be surmounted through unity and sense of responsibility.
13 He therefore said the region must elect leader that are credible and have religious leaders that will work with them and not for them.
14 Also, an Imam, Malam Nura Ashafa, said Northerners must work together to overcome all the challenges in the region.
15 He also said they must create avenues and programmes of dialogue, reconciliation and healing, in order to face the real challenges confronting the region.
17 “It is well acknowledged that the North has certain level of commonality that once strengthened can be a national asset for development,” Ashafa said.