Insurgency must be treated as a matter of national emergency —Nigeria Governors’ Forum

GOVERNORS of the 36 states of the federation under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), on Friday, met at an emergency session at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to address pressing issues concerning the states.

The meeting which took place at the Banquet Hall of the Villa, started at about 10:00 a.m. as against the normal practice of meteting at 8:00 p.m.
At the end of the session, Chairman of the Forum and governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, revealed the resolutions reached to State House corespondents.
He said the governors resolved that the issue of insurgents must be treated as a matter of national emergency.
They also agreed to activate the states task force on polio or the primary healthcare to be headed by the Deputy governors.
The governors also committed themselves to paying their states’ counterpart funding towards polio eradication.
Similarly, they resolved with renewed commitment to encourage the Federal government to continue along its line of bringing the country out of recession.
“On Lassa Fever, we are going to engage with the Minister of health so that urgent attention will be given to Lassa Fever,” he added.