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.
The Nigerian Governors’ Forum and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will on Tuesday, 28th July 2020, sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for partnership on the implementation of the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP). Governor Kayode Fayemi, Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum, stated this in a communiqué issued at the end of the 13th teleconference meeting of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum held on Wednesday, 22nd July 2020.
The United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) on Wednesday applauded the efforts of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum for imposing a state of emergency on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) towards addressing the various indignities that women go through in their own homes and that is now becoming rampant in all nooks and crannies of Nigeria.