Borno state Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has supported the Northeast Civil Society Forum with 5 million Naira to ensure security and peace in the state.
The Governor made the financial support on Wednesday while speaking during the Northeast Peace and Security Summit held in Maiduguri.
Zulum, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Prof. Isa Marte said that for any country to develop, there must be peace and stability.
He noted that in some of the developing countries, there are conflicts, which continue to stifle economic growth and development.
According to him, the best way a society can develop is to have good governance, transparency and accountability to the people.
He noted that good governance entails the provision of infrastructural facilities for roads, water and electricity supplies.
The Adamawa State networks for the Non-Governmental Organizations Chairman, Peter Egwudah in a paper presented at the summit titled: Findings from Regional Consultations of Civil Society Organisation in Nigeria.
He made three-point recommendations on restoring peace and security to the region.
He said there is a need for dialogue with the groups to attain sustainable peace, while the citizens are continually sensitized.