The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) is set for its 12th teleconference Wednesday, to deliberate among other things, corruption index at subnational levels, Executive Order 10, 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic as top of the agenda.
A statement by Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, Head, Media and Public Affairs of the NGF gave this indication.
According to him, “The second corruption survey, their policy patterns and trends at the subnational level as analysed by the National Bureau for Statistics and the UNODC will feature as one of the presentations when Governors of the 36 states hold their 12th teleconference since the outbreak of the Covid19 pandemic.
“To review the trend, a representative of the UNODC Oliver Stolpe and the Statistician General, Dr Yemi Kale will join governors in the teleconference to shed light on the subject. The implementation of the 5% user’s charge by FERMA will also be presented to the governors by the FERMA boss as two of the three presentations for tomorrow’s meeting.
“Before the two above, the National Gas Expansion Program NGEP will be tabled before the governors by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipriye Sylva.
The rubric will revolve around “Expanding Domestic Gas Supply & Stimulating Demand in the Country,” soon after the opening remarks by the Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr John Kayode Fayemi.
The meeting takes place tomorrow, Wednesday 8th July 2020, and commences at 2 pm.
An invitation from the Director General of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum Mr Asishana Bayo Okauru to the governors listed the issues to be discussed at the meeting including an update from the Governor of Delta State Dr Ifeanyi Okowa and his committee’s interface with the Presidential Task Force, on Covid-19, and its new emphasis on community spread, particularly regarding how best to mitigate the development..
The governors will also discuss the Executive Order 10, 2020 – Financial Autonomy for the Legislature & Judiciary of States among other matters, apart from taking a critical look at the nation’s economic sustainability, post Covid19, giving special attention to the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA); a Compendium of State-Owned Moribund Companies & Commercial Entities; the Infrastructure Refund to the remaining Five (5) States – RV; BY; CRS; ON; OS which is still ongoing.
Governors are expected to start joining the meeting from 1 pm as it starts at 2 pm.