By Mohammad Lawal Maikudi
Arewa New Agenda, (ANA) plans to set an agenda that will continue to promote the interest of the north in political activities.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Forum Convener, Senator Ahmad Abubakar, and made available to newsmen on Wednesday, August 24, 2022.
ANA said the time has come for the North to continue playing leadership role in politics and leadership so that Nigeria would be moulded to give all Nigerians sense of belonging and hope for better life.
Senator Abubakar said ANA will seek ways to maintain and promote the continuous prominence, relevance, involvement, and participation of the north that will enable the rapid growth and development of the region and Nigeria through good governance and service delivery. .
The conference will hold in Abuja at the International Conference Center (ICC) between September 6 & 7, 2022.
“The North has provided, through its numerical voting strength, the pivot that ensured the victory of flag bearers from the Southern part of the country. Going forward, therefore, the north will require to be accommodated (Not compensated) in the coming Governance and Service Delivery structure of the incoming administration in 2023.
“The forum will therefore be bringing together (towards achieving the above-mentioned and more), scholars, community-based associations and leaders, traditional institutions, the creative industry, civil society groups, pressure groups, development practitioners, leaders of thought, policy makers students, Women groups, Youth groups, interfaith groups from across the length and breadth of northern Nigeria to brainstorm in a two-day conference that will culminate into the development of a northern Compendium that clearly articulates the thinking, the position and the demands of the north; which will serve as a guiding charter for the pursuit of the interest of the region.
“This compendium will serve as the regional road map that will continuously be built upon now and in years to come as the confluence of the northern ideas and a pivot for its development.
“Our desire for development and socio-economic change is to better the north and Nigeria; which outweighs our socio-political differences.
“Consequently, the northern Agenda 2023, is an all-inclusive approach as prioritized in the aforementioned agenda. This will serve as a panacea for the development of the entire northern region,” the statement reads.