March 5, 2024

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Governors meet to discuss N1b COVID-19 support, stamp duty

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The Nigerian Governors Forum will on Wednesday
( today) hold its 16 th teleconference meeting where the
governors would discuss the N 1 billion Federal
Government support to 32 states and the controversy
surrounding the stamp duty collections/ recovery .
The virtual meeting would also deliberate on the
CACOVID flag – off and the distribution of palliatives ,
which has been ongoing on a regional basis as well as
the Basic Health Care Provision Fund for which
approval had been secured .
This was contained in a statement titled “ The 16 th NGF
Teleconference Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday
2 nd September , 2020 , ” and signed by the Head , Media ,
and Public Affairs, NGF , Abdulrazaque Bello – Barkindo,
in Abuja , on Tuesday .
He said the governors would also get an update on the
N 100 million World Bank Support .
The statement said , “ N 1 billion FG COVID- 19 support to
32 States which has also been finalised will make it to
the governors’ discussion table just as a report on the
Executive Order #10 will be given by the Vice
Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Sokoto State,
Rt Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.
“ An award on wild polio which was given to the NGF
during the weekend by Rotary International Polio
Certification will feature , according to the invitation
that was issued to governors by the Director – General of
the NGF , Mr Asishana Okauru .
“ For over two years the controversy surrounding
stamp duty collections had gone full circle and is now
back to the governors’ purview where the recovery and
other legacy Issues will be discussed by the governors
with a view to working with a consortium of
consultants . ”
The statement also disclosed that Governor Ifeanyi
Okowa ’ s Committee on PTF will give the governors an
update while a presentation by the World Bank on the
State’ s Fiscal Transparency , Accountability, and
Sustainability programme and its new deadlines will
conclude the proceedings .

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