10 Governors out of the 19 northern states in Nigeria were yesterday received in Washington by the US government, in
furtherance of the northern governors’ symposium organised by
United States Institute of Peace (USIP) designed to amongst other
things, seek possible ways of attaining lasting peace in Northern
The visiting governors are expected to spend three days in
Washington while meeting with Steve Hayes, chairman of the
Corporate Council on Africa and Gayle Smith, USAID director, to
discuss project priorities for northern Nigeria.