The silence of Northern Senators on ongoing restructuring debates in the country should not be taken for granted, chairman of the Northern Senators forum Senator Abdullahi Adamu has said.
Speaking at the opening of a two-day retreat for the northern senators in Katsina said, the time has come for the senators to make their views known as their silence should not be seen as a sign of weakness on the issues.
According to him, the senators must speak up with one voice so that the people they represent will feel been carried along noting that aside making laws senators are leaders and the followership look up to them guidance.
Adamu said, the key areas of the retreat are the 2018 budget, insecurity and restructuring issues saying that ‘ we shall look at them critically from the northern perspective’
The meeting had in attendance 59 senators led by senate President Bukola Saraki, Three state governors of Katsina, Kebbi, Zamfara. The sultan of Sokoto Saad Abubakar, chairman of northern elders forum Ibrahim Coomassie