Dissolve State Legislature, Judiciary Committee Now, Govs Demand

Governors of the 36 states of the federation under the aegis of Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) Wednesday called for immediate dissolution of the Presidential Implementation Committee on the Autonomy of State Legislature and Judiciary accusing the Committee of overheating the relationship between state governments and the other arms of government.

The call was part of resolutions reached by the governors at the at the end of 30th Teleconference meeting of NGF Wednesday night.

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In a communique signed by Governor Kayode Fayemi, Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum, the governors hinted that the ongoing labour crisis in Kaduna state will reverberate in each of the states across the country and encourages the Governor of Kaduna and all other Governors to remain steadfast in the pursuit of human rights protection while ensuring that actions taken do not undermine the safety and security of lives.

According to Fayemi, NGF stands with the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, in his quest to improve the productivity of workers and their rights for a better quality of life.

“The NGF resolved to call for the immediate dissolution of the Presidential Implementation Committee on the Autonomy of State Legislature and Judiciary as this Committee is now acting as a permanent committee basically misguiding and overheating the relationship between State Governments and the other arms of government.

“On the Labour crisis in Kaduna State, the NGF noted that it stands with the Governor of Kaduna State in his quest to improve the productivity of workers and their rights for a better quality of life.

“NGF recognizes that what is happening in Kaduna State, will reverberate in each of the States and encourages the Governor of Kaduna and all other Governors to remain steadfast in the pursuit of human rights protection while ensuring that actions taken do not undermine the safety and security of lives.

“NGF appeals to both parties in Kaduna State to resolve the issues in the interest of the State as the protection of human rights for the collective good of all citizens and growth of our dear country, Nigeria, is what matters most” stated the NGF boss.

He added that NGF agreed on the need to continue to maintain COVID public health guidelines and vaccination protocols to ensure that the transmission of the virus is kept at the lowest level possible.

Earlier, the NGF boss disclosed that Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai gave a briefing on the appropriate pricing of PMS in Nigeria, calling for full deregulation.

According to him, el-Rufai noted that between N70 billion and N210 billion is estimated to be spent every month to keep the PMS price at N162/litre, a situation that is completely unsustainable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Chidi Ugwu,
Independent Newspaper

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