Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)

Governors of the 36 states are scheduled to meet on Wednesday on salient national issues, including the N1billion Federal Government COVID-19 Support fund for 32 states.

The meeting of members of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) will also discuss an update on the N100m World Bank Support for states.

NGF’s spokesman, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, disclosed these in a statement on Tuesday.

Bello-Barkindo gave insights into other items on the agenda of the 16th NGF teleconference meeting is scheduled for Wednesday.

He said: “The governors will be discussing the CACOVID Flag-Off and Distribution of Palliatives which has been Ongoing on geopolitical regional basis, the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) which approval has been secured and then get an update on the N100m World Bank Support

“A N1b Federal Government COVID-19 support to 32 states which has also been finalized will make it to the governors’ discussion table just as a report on the Executive Order #10 will be given by the Vice Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Sokoto State, Rt Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.

“An award on wild polio which was given to the NGF during the weekend by Rotary International Polio Certification will feature, according to the invitation that was issued to governors by the Director General of the NGF Mr Asishana Bayo Okauru.

“For over two years the controversy surrounding stamp duty collections had gone full circle and is now back to the governors’ purview where the recovery and other legacy issues will be discussed by the governors with a view to working with a consortium of consultants.

“As usual, Gov. Okowa’s Committee on PTF will give governors an Update just as a presentation by the World Bank on the SFTAS and its new deadlines will seal the proceedings for the day.”

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