Nigerian governors have asked President Muhammadu Buhari for a bailout fund to address the security situations in their states. The governors made this submission on Tuesday at a meeting between President Buhari, members of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) security council, and security chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting, held via videoconferencing, was also attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
As the country begins phased opening of the economy amid the Coronavirus pandemic, the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) has urged state governments to take cognizance of the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19 infection and should start preparing preventive measures.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum is to hold its 14th teleconference today (Wednesday) with the worsening security in the country situation taking the centre stage. This was announced by the Secretariat to the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, in Abuja, on Tuesday.
The National Economic Council (NEC) Sub-Committee on Security will be meeting tomorrow (Tuesday), following last Wednesday’s attack on the convoy of Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State. The Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Dr John Kayode Fayemi, disclosed this in a letter addressed to Governor Zulum which was released on Monday.
The Federal Government has scrapped the payment of counterpart funds by state governments before they could access undisbursed funds from the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF). This was one of the decisions reached at the 13th virtual meeting of Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) held on Wednesday.
The Nigeria Governors Forum has resolved to strengthen risk communication pillars of state COVID-19 task teams in line with proposals made as by the Presidential Task Force on the prevention of the spread of the disease.