Monday, November 28, 2022
More

    Latest Posts

    IGP orders distribution of weapons for 2023 elections

    The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has ordered the distribution of weapons for officers across the country in preparation for the 2023 general election. He...

    Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ certified Gold in Italy

    Rema's 'Calm Down' has recorded another milestone after it earned a Gold certification after selling 25,000 copies in Italy. After performing in a show in...

    Hoodlums burn Ebonyi INEC office

    The Independent National Electoral Commission’s office in the Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State was on Sunday set ablaze by suspected hoodlums. This was...

    I took no bank loan, left N14bn – Oyetola

    A former Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, has said his administration left behind N14bn cash in the state coffers. Oyetola also said between 2018...

    NGF decries ASUU strike, flooding, seeks FG intervention

    The Nigerian Governors’ Forum has expressed worry over the lingering Academic Staff Union of Universities strike, urging all parties to come together to an agreement.

    The forum appreciated the Federal Government for removing its earlier position, sanctioning members of the academic units to reach an amicable settlement so that students can return to school.

    The NGF chairman, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, made this known while briefing journalists after a meeting of the forum at the newly commissioned NGF Secretariat on Wednesday in Abuja.

    Governor Fayemi stated that the forum also “examined the issue of flooding across the length and breadth of the country in which some states were severely affected and decided to take necessary steps to ameliorate the conditions of the states affected by flooding via a strong representation to the president led by the chairman, vice chairman and the interim vice chairman of the NGF.”

     

    He further explained, “The forum examined issues relating to the proposed privatisation of the power project and took the decision that the NGF opposed to the sale of any of the plant until appropriate steps have been taken that will take interest the states that are also equity holders in those plants.

    “We note with considerable pleasure the decision of the court headed by Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court that reversed the decision to grant Panic Alert one of the so-called consultants that were trying to lay their hands on the $418 million Paris Club Refund to which we are strongly opposed as the NGF.

    “The court has reversed its decision and this will be the second matter in addition to the one against Risk at the Supreme Court.”

    The governor added, “The NGF has continued to remain very interested in the constitutional reform process that is going on.

    “The forum deliberated on the concurrence at the level of the state and commended our colleagues in the Northern Governors’ Forum and the northern traditional rulers for coming to the same conclusion that the NGF has reached on the need for state policing as a very critical component of the new constitution that is going to come up.”

    NGF noted the election of the forum’s chairman as the president of the Forums of Region in Africa and the decision to take the vice chairman, Aminu Tambuwal, to act as the chairman of the forum pending the time of the full election in May, 2023.

    Fayemi appreciated his colleagues for their cooperation for over three years as the chairman.

    He pointed out that the body has served Nigerians as a non-partisan forum of governors where issues are debated and decisions are reached without any bias for partisan concern or interest.

    THE PUNCH

    Latest Posts

    IGP orders distribution of weapons for 2023 elections

    The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has ordered the distribution of weapons for officers across the country in preparation for the 2023 general election. He...

    Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ certified Gold in Italy

    Rema's 'Calm Down' has recorded another milestone after it earned a Gold certification after selling 25,000 copies in Italy. After performing in a show in...

    Hoodlums burn Ebonyi INEC office

    The Independent National Electoral Commission’s office in the Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State was on Sunday set ablaze by suspected hoodlums. This was...

    I took no bank loan, left N14bn – Oyetola

    A former Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, has said his administration left behind N14bn cash in the state coffers. Oyetola also said between 2018...

    Don't Miss

    Gunmen kill three policemen at Enugu checkpoint

    Again, gunmen have reportedly attacked and killed three policemen at a checkpoint in Agbani, the headquarters of Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu...

    Buhari hails ex-President Jonathan at 65

    The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has rejoiced with former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, on his 65th birthday, which comes up on November...

    People accuse me of controlling my husband — Warri Pikin

    A popular comedienne, Anita Asuoha, aka Real Warri Pikin, has said that people often insinuate that she controls her husband because of the support...

    N544m scam: Court frees ex-SGF Lawal, others

    A Federal High Court in Abuja has discharged and acquitted a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and five others...

    INEC laments poor PVC collection in Adamawa

    Adamawa State office of the National Independent Electoral Commission has lamented the poor pace of collection of outstanding Permanent Voter Cards by the electorate...

    Stay in touch

    To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.