The thirty-six State Governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF will meet on Wednesday, with the issue of internal security situation across the country, topping the agenda of the meeting.
Also to form a major issue at the 21st NGF Teleconference is the status of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, whose activities in some parts of the country led to the recent nationwide demonstrations and wanton destruction of both government and private property.
In a statement in Abuja by the Head, Media and Public Affairs of NGF, Abdulrazaque Barkindo said that the Governors will also at the meeting carry out a holistic overview from different parts of the country arising from the Coronavirus, CACOVID palliatives flag-offs cum distribution and the subsequent indiscriminate looting of various warehouses throughout the country that resulted from the demonstrations.
The Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr John Kayode Fayemi will remark on the most contemporary issues affecting the country since the last (20th NGF Teleconference) meeting.
In this regard, the Ekiti State Governor will be addressing his colleagues on several issues including feedback from the Villa on the UBEC counterpart funding as schools are beginning to reopen nationwide and the 50th anniversary of AREWA which took place in Kaduna at the weekend where the chairman and a host of northern governors were in attendance.
The report says before the Floor would be open for any other business, the regular updates on the SFTAS program and the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa Committee which liaises between the PTF on COVID19 and the NGF will both provide an update.
Governors are expected, according to the NGF Director-General, to join the virtual meeting at 1pm as proceedings commence at 2pm prompt.