Governor To Meet On N1b COVID-19 Fund, Others

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Governors are meeting today on some important national issues, including Federal Government’s N1 billion COVID-19 support fund for 32 states.

The meeting of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) members will also discuss an update on N100 million World Bank support for states.

NGF’s spokesman Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo announced this in a statement yesterday in Abuja.

The spokesman hinted about other items on the agenda of the 16th NGF teleconference meeting.

He said: “The governors will be discussing the CACOVID Flag-Off and Distribution of Palliatives, which have been ongoing on geopolitical regional basis; the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF), which approval has been secured; and then get an update on the N100 million World Bank support fund.

“A N1 billion Federal Government COVID-19 support for 32 states, which has also been finalised, will make it to the governors’ discussion table, just as a report on the Executive Order #10 will be given by the Vice Chairman of the forum and Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.

“An award on wild polio, which was given to the NGF during the weekend by Rotary International Polio Certification, will feature, according to the invitation that was issued to governors by the Director General of the NGF, Mr. Asishana Bayo Okauru.

“For over two years, the controversy surrounding stamp duty collection had gone full circle and is now back to the governors’ purview, where the recovery and other legacy issues will be discussed by the governors with a view to working with a consortium of consultants.”

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