Nigeria Governors’ Forum NGF, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to channel the distribution of COVID-19 palliatives through state governors to get to the most vulnerable citizens in the country.
Chairman of the Forum and governor of Ekiti state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi made the appeal in a teleconference meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on issues of national importance.
Dr. Fayemi said the testing strategy that was adopted to curb COVID-19 in the country has done a lot and added that the Governors are willing to have more testing facilities so as to deepen the gains already made by the National Centre for Disease Control.
Governor Fayemi explained that States are going through tough times, a development that was making states review their budgets downwards to conform with the prevailing realities and appealed to the president to take decisive decisions to ameliorate the sufferings of Nigerians.
Responding, President Muhammadu Buhari commended Dr Fayemi for providing a decent leadership at the Forum and asked the NGF Chairman to formalise all the requests of the Governors and forward them to him for necessary action.
By Nehemiah Anini,