The 36 state governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) will meet on Wednesday to discuss a number of wide-ranging issues affecting governance in the country.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, the NGF’s Head of Media and Public Affairs, on Tuesday.
The meeting will be held by 2pm via teleconference due to the restrictions on inter-state movement occasioned by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
According to Bello-Barkindo, the governors will, among other things, discuss the financial autonomy granted to state legislatures and judiciaries by President Muhammadu Buhari on 22 May.
The NGF will also deliberate on various issues concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.
The statement read: “Among the issues to be reviewed are a number of critical national questions that revolve around the financial autonomy for the states’ judiciary and legislature code-named the Executive Order 10, 2020.
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“The governors will also touch issues around the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) ownership, the controversial National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Bill.
“Also to be discussed is the restructuring of states’ loans and the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) deductions, which have been a recurring decimal on the governors’ table.
“As usual the governors will be given an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, as well as review a letter from the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 as it relates to the pandemic draft regulations.”