Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) and Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has advised the federal and state governments to reverse the $14 billion drop in capital importation this year. Speaking at the launch of ‘The Book of States’ published by the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) held in Abuja on Monday, Fayemi observed that capital importation fell by almost 60 per cent, from $24bn in 2019 to $10bn in 2020.
The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) along with the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) launched the Book of States: a compendium of the key investment activities and competitive advantages of all 36 States. The book is a snapshot of every opportunity by all the Governors.
Yesterday, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) met with the Nigerian Governors’ Forum to discuss potential opportunities for collaboration. FAO Representative to Nigeria, Mr Fred Kafeero said that there is a need to work with the states to tackle the issue of food insecurity. They would like to work with the states to ensure that no one is left behind when it comes to food insecurity. He said the forum is where we can get things moving.
Nigerian Governor’s Forum (NGF) has said that its members are now ready and willing to tap the economic opportunity in the agriculture value chain to grow revenue and job creation. In a series of tweets on Friday, chairman of the forum and governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi said individually and collectively, state governors have considered agriculture as a long-term venture that can attract investments into their states.
Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), Dr. Kayode Fayemi, yesterday drew a linkage between the insurgency in the North-east and the insecurity in the North-west and the South-west, explaining that the proceeds of banditry and kidnapping are being used to sustain the insurgency.
The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) Monday expressed satisfaction with the strategies deployed by the new Service Chiefs to address the current security challenges in the country. Fielding questions from State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, NGF Chairman and Ekiti state Governor Kayode Fayemi, said governors were also impressed with the synergy among the security agencies.