Governors to meet over state of economic hardship and insecurity

The Nigeria Governor’s Forum (NGF) are scheduled to meet on Wednesday at Abuja to discuss economic and security situation faced by the country.

In a statement by the spokesman for the NGF, Adulrazaque Bello Barkindo he made mention of the 36 governors meeting at the Banquet Hall of the presidential villa, Abuja.

“Worried by the economic woes that the citizenry has been complaining about and the hardship associated with it, several governors reasoned that it is high time to tell each other the bare truth by confronting each other on the situation and brainstorming on it,” said Mr Bello Barkindo.

He went to say “This formed the basis for resorting to an in-person meeting which since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has been relegated by the states’ executives. Two things will feature prominently in the conversation: the economy and security.”

According to him, the meeting would e the first to be attended all 36 governors of the federation as regards the nation’s economy in 2022.

Mr Bello-Barkindo added that the governors would launch the Primary Health Care Leadership Challenge Fund and the World Bank SFTAS charter before going into the meeting, expected to commence by 2:00 p.m.

He added that the governors would receive an update on the COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus programme during the meeting.

He also denied reports that the governors had advised President Muhammadu Buhari to compulsorily retire civil servants aged 50 and above.

(NAN)

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