The 36 State Governors under the agies of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) unanimously resolved to increase budgetary allocation to the health sector with the collaboration of the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning and the World Bank through the $700 million to support and incentivize infrastructure investments and strengthen government policies and institutions in the Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector.
Governors of the 36 states of the federation under the aegis of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) have raised the alarm over the rising COVID-19 cases. This is even as the governors dissociated themselves from comments credited to Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello that the COVID -19 vaccines are meant to kill.
The 36 governors of the federation may finally come up with a definitive pronouncement on the second wave of Corona virus pandemic that is sweeping through countries globally as they will be meeting on Wednesday January 20 to find the way forward for the country.
State governors have called on the Federal Government to expedite actions towards ensuring local production of COVID-19 vaccine instead of completely relying on the ones to be brought into the country. The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Kayode Fayemi, disclosed this to State House correspondents on Friday after a meeting he had with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
We at the Nigeria Governors’ Forum Secretariat are wishing you a happy new year filled with light and all good things of life. Cheers to 2021 bringing you joy, good health and prosperity.