Governors To Meet As schools Resumes Over Second Phase Of COVID-19

On Monday, the Nigerian Governor’s Forum revealed that it will meet on Wednesday to discuss the second phase of COVID-19 as Nigeria’s schools reopen.

In a statement released by its spokesperson, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, the forum said it was bothered about the rise in cases of COVID-19 around the world and in Nigeria.

The virtual meeting will see the Governors discuss the rise in COVID-19 cases and other issues such as revenue sharing and the Water Resources bill.

“In the report publisedh on Monday, Bello-Barkaindo stated, “Bothered about the ferocity of the second phase of

the Covid19 pandemic and the late beginning of vaccination by Nigeria that is spreading through countries worldwide,

the federation’s 36 governors could actually come up with a conclusive decision, as they will meet on Wednesday, January 20, to find the way forward for the nation.

The Governors’ first meeting this year, 2021, will, as regular, be virtual, in accordance with the guidelines of Covid19.

It is the 23rd teleconference of the Governors’ Forum of Nigeria. The meeting starts promptly at 2 pm, but it is anticipated that governors will begin logging on from 1 pm.

“The PTF Governors’ Committee, chaired by Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta State Governor and responsible for collaborating

with the Covid19 Presidential Task Force (PTF) and the Governors’ Forum, will instruct the Forum on what it needs to know about the vaccines and the way forward.”

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“Governor Okowa is also required to give the second phase of the pandemic a spectacular view.”

“The Chairperson of the Forum and the Governor of the State of Ekiti, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi, will enlighten the Forum on his meeting

with the President and will inform the Forum on all unresolved issues which have remained uncertain as a result of the meetings of the previous year.”

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‘According to an invitation to the Governors endorsed by Mr Asishana B Okauru, Director-General of the NGF, these issues include the deductions from ALGON and FAAC, the reconciliation of public debt (2002-2018),

the acquisition of Stamp Duty in regards of the letter from the Governors to the Attorney General of the Federation’ (AGF),

And another reaction to the Water Resources Ministry concerning, among others, the worsening Water Resources Service charge. All payments of funds to states in the three PAYE tranches will also be submitted.

“The Governors will also inform about the Budgetary Clarity, Accountability and Results Sustainability Program (SFTAS) of the States for the previous year, 2020.”

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