19th February, 2013
The National Working Committee (NWC) of ACF met on the 19th February, 2013, in its Conference Hall, Kaduna. The meeting was well attended and chaired by Alh. Aliko Mohammed, the Dan Iyan Misau.
After some lengthy deliberations on issues of nation importance, and of real concern to the people, it was resolved that the following statement be issued.
2). NWC considered the controversies surrounding the exercises of recruitment and promotions in some security agencies as they affect northerners with serious sense of concern. It was against such back-drop that the Forum called on northern governors to use their commissioners in the Federal Character Commission to investigate the allegations with a view to ensuring that the North is not short changed.
3). The meeting also viewed with serious sense of concern and sadness the recent attacks on the convoy of the Emir of Kano and the killings and kidnapping of some foreigners in some part of the North. The Forum, therefore, called on those who derive pleasure in killing other people to lay down their arms and embrace peaceful means of addressing perceived grievances, lest the whole world decides not to do business with Nigeria as a result of the emerging violent culture that had hitherto been alien to the North.
Anthony N. Z. Sani