Governors to discuss #EndSARS, other issues in meeting with IGP today

Governors to discuss #EndSARS, other issues in meeting with IGP today

The 36 states governors are to meet with the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu; on the security situation in the country; particularly the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad (FSARS) protests going on across the country.

A statement issued by Mr Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Head, Media And Public Affairs, in Abuja on Wednesday, October 14, said that Adamu would be joining the NGF 19th teleconference meeting to explain the security situation.

Bello-Barkindo said that the governors in the virtual meeting beginning by 2 pm on October 14; would also be briefed by the technical committee on electricity tariffs.

“The Ministers of Works and Housing; Communications and Digital Economy and Humanitarian Services; and Disaster Management will also be on hand to address the governors, one after the other.

“The Humanitarian Resources and Disaster Management Minister, Umar Farouk, will be discussing how to lift a hundred million Nigerians out of poverty with the governors.”

Other matters to be discussed at the meeting according to Bello-barkindo include the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) Summit scheduled for the last quarter of the year and the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF).

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He added that the governors would also discuss the conclusions of the distribution of palliatives by the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) a conglomeration of banks and some philanthropists including Alhaji Aliko Dangote.

Bello-Barkindo added that the governors would also get an update on the World Bank-assisted States Fiscal Transparency, Accountability, and Sustainability programme (SFTAS) for results.

“The governors will also get an update on Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa-led Committee which briefs the Governors regularly; on the activities of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the Proceed of Crimes bill to the Senate for passage into law.

The bill was in the 8th Assembly but failed to get the assent of the president; after it was passed by the then Assembly.

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on the 16th of September; and was approved by the Council.

In a letter read by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, October 13; Buhari said the bill will address issues of transparency and accountability in the management of recovered assets.


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