…say fight between Matawalle, Zamfara Gov disturbing
Northern Elders Forum, on Thursday, expressed worries over the rift between popular businessmen of Northern extraction, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Abdussamad Rabiu of BUA Company.
NEF also said the spat between the former governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle and his successor, Governor Dauda Lawal, had become disturbing
NEF Convener, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, said in a statement that the development was having negative effects on the region’s economic and political stability.
The statement partly read, “The current conflicts between Aliko Dangote and Abdussamad Isiyaku Rabiu over cement prices, as well as the conflict of interest between Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State and Defence Minister, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, are exacerbating the challenges faced by the Northern region in terms of security and the economy.
“In light of this, NEF calls on the leaders involved in the conflicts to exercise restraint in the interest of the region. We also call on all leaders and stakeholders in the North to intervene by facilitating a reconciliation meeting among all the parties. It is essential specifically, for the two leaders of Zamfara, Lawal and Matawalle to exercise restraint and maturity, and foster a spirit of unity and collaboration against the daunting insecurity in the state.”