The North Central Governors Forum, has issued an eight (8) point communique, primarily distancing itself from the emergence of the North Central Peoples Forum (NCPF), and its activities.
The Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Niger State Abubakar Sani Bello signed the communique on behalf of his colleagues in the geo-political zone.
Their position was reached during a virtual meeting presided over by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, and they agreed on the following;
▪︎ That members of the North central Governors Forum were never consulted collectively or individually by those behind the emergence of the North Central Peoples Forum, the Governors saw the news in the media just like every other Nigerian
▪︎ That as Governors of the North Central region, they are yet to be briefed about the objectives of the North Central Peoples Forum.
▪︎ The North Central Governors Forum wishes to state categorically that they are not part of the North Central Peoples Forum and shall not participate in its activities.
▪︎ The Governors recognised the constitutional right of individuals and groups such as the North Central Peoples Forum to form lawful associations and pursue their aspirations.
▪︎ The North Central Governors Forum reaffirm its belief and commitment to the unity of the North.
▪︎ North Central Governors Forum also remains strongly committed to the objectives of the Northern Governors Forum under the leadership of Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State
▪︎ The forum restate that the North Central Governors Forum shall continue to work for a sustainable socio-economic development of the North Central region and the progress of its people.
▪︎ The North Central Governors Forum shall continue to welcome views, suggestions, recommendations and ideas that seek to promote the unity and development of the North Central zone and by extension the entire Northern region as well as Nigeria at large.