Governors of the 36 states of the federation will tomorrow, Wednesday, November 4, 2020, hold its 21st Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) Teleconference meeting to review the internal security situation in the country.
The governors will use the opportunity to consider the status of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, whose activities in some parts of the country led to the recent nationwide demonstrations.
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The second critical issue to be considered is the CACOVID palliatives flag-offs cum distribution and the subsequent indiscriminate looting of various warehouses throughout the country, which resulted from the demonstrations.
The Coalition Against Covid-19 (CACOVID) is a conglomeration of banks and some pubic spirited philanthropists including Alhaji Aliko Dangote.
The NGF Director General, Mr Asishana Bayo Okauru, said the Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr John Kayode Fayemi, will remark on the most contemporary issues affecting the country since the last meeting.
Okauru said the Ekiti State Governor will particularly address his colleagues on several issues including a feedback from the Villa on the UBEC counterpart funding as schools are beginning to reopen nationwide.
He said Dr Fayemi will also brief on the 50th anniversary of AREWA which took place in Kaduna at the weekend which he attended together with a host of northern governors.
Also on the agenda for discussion are the HORASIS meeting with the president, a partnership between the NGF and HORASIS a management consultants’ consortium, to set up a strong Foreign Direct Investment initiative for the country, a webinar on privatization to be jointly driven by the NSE, NGF and the NIPC among others.
The Digital Curriculum Initiative for Basic and secondary Education ingeniously tagged the e-Gamma solutions ltd is the only presentation on the schedule for Wednesday’s meeting.
There will be regular updates on the SFTAS program and the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa Committee which liaises between the PTF on COVID-19 and the NGF will both provide an update.
Governors are expected, according to the NGF Director General, to join the virtual meeting at 1pm as proceedings commence at 2pm prompt.