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Nigeria Governors set to meet over Executive Order 10, other contentious issues

Governors of the 36 states of Nigeria, under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), are scheduled to meet on May 19 to deliberate on developments of national importance which include, but are not limited to the contentious Executive Order 10 and the third wave of Covid-19 pandemic.

The Executive Order No. 00-10 by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is for the Implementation of financial autonomy for the State Legislature and Judiciary and other related matters

In a statement issued by the Head, Media and Public Affairs of its Secretariat, Mr. Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo in Abuja on Monday, the NGF disclosed that 30th teleconference meeting, which is the seventh this year, would also discuss an update of the States, Fiscal Transparency, Accountability, (SFTAS) report among other things.

He said the meeting will cover lessons for states and actions for governors on sustainability as well as the adoption of SaaS E-procurement.

Bello-Barkindo added that the governors’ PTF Committee, headed  by Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta would brief the forum on health matters arising from the coming of the third wave of COVID-19.

He said there will be a presentation from the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Sabo Nanono about the 2nd Phase of Farmers’ Enumeration.

He also said there will also be another presentation by the Director-General, Bureau for Public Enterprises, Mr Alexander Okoh on unlocking liquidity through sale/optimisation of state-owned redundant/sub-optimal assets.”

He added that the NGF Director General , Mr Asishana Okauru would also give feedback on the series of Executive Order 10 meetings with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige.

This he disclosed is about the ongoing industrial action by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) and the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN).

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