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Borno Killings: Govs Meet To Evolve New National Security



Governor Kayode Fayemi, Chairman, NGF

By Matthew Ogune, Abuja
FOLLOWING the killing of at least 43 rice farm worker by Boko Haram insurgents in Garin Kwashebe, Jere Local Government Area of Borno State, the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) will meet Wednesday in Abuja to develop a new national security order that will ensure safety of lives and property nationwide.

“As part of effort beginning at the subnational level, the Forum will be receiving zonal updates on SARS and Internal security at its Wednesday meeting.” NGF Head, Media and Public Affairs, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo said Monday night in Abuja.

Bello-Barkindo added: “Similarly, the Forum will also revisit the issue of CACOVID palliatives with updates on its current status’ in all the states”

“Three groups will be making presentations, top of which will be a joint effort between the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele and the Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasiru el-Rufai, discussing how to access Pension Funds for Infrastructure Development in the country.

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“The resolutions and matters arising from the just concluded 26th NESG summit will also feature at the meeting, just as the last but not the least presentation of the day will dwell on the medium and long term national development agenda by the Core Working Group (CWG) of the Human Capital Development program of Nigeria.

“As usual knotty issues like the Stamp Duty Collection on which a letter has been despatched to the Attorney General of the Federation seeking clarification on whose responsibility it is to collect and who owns the revenue will feature, as well as a response to the Water Resources Minister on the Water Resources Bill that has trended in the last couple of months.

“The regular SFTAS update by Mr Ajogbasile of the NGF and the Gov Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State’s Committee update on the activities of the Presidential Task Force will be preceded by an update on a meeting with ASUU and Conference of Legislators of Nigeria COSLAN.

“The meeting will start as usual at 2pm but governors have virtual access to it from 1pm, according to the Director General of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Mr Asishana Bayo Okauru.”


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