The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has advised northern governors on what to do to tackle the menace of insecurity caused by insurgents in the region.
In a statement issued on Monday to mark Nigeria’s 59th Independence Day Celebration, CAN charged governors of northern states to team up with the Federal Government to make their domains safe.
The statement signed and issued by the Rev. Yakubu Pam, Chairman, CAN, Northern Region, also noted that security challenges could only be addressed if there was a synergy between the states and the federal government.
The statement by CAN reads; “Considering the abundant human and mineral resources that abound in the northern states, the return of peace to troubled parts of the north would shore up its economic fortunes.
“If peace returns, Internally Generated Revenue would increase and there will be more resources for projects,” the statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Jos, said.
It said that the 2019 independence celebration called for sober reflection by the people and the leaders.
“We must all put heads together to chart a new course that will usher in peace to troubled communities,” it added.