Governors to receive DfID’s audit report on NNPC, fuel subsidy, COVID-19 vaccines Wednesday

The 36 state governors under the aegis of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) will on Wednesday receive reports from Department for International Development (DFID) and update on the subsidy of premium motor spirit (PMS).

The meeting which is expected to commence at 2 pm, will be chaired by the NGF Chairman, Governor Kayode Fayemi.

According to the statement issued by the NGF Media office, the “DFID will be making a presentation on the NNPC Audit reports and what the states should know while the last presentation, which is by no means the least will be speaking to trade facilitation in Nigeria through e-customs and a PPP structure in partnership with the British High Commission.”

The governors are also expected to deliberate on “various issues revolving around the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine will feature prominently in the 28th teleconference meeting of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (5th in 2021) on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.

“Governor Ifeanyichukwu Okowa who leads the Governors’ Committee that interfaces with the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 will brief his colleagues on the situation with the vaccines roll out and their attendant encumbrances, since the rollout,” the statement read in part.

According to the invitation issued by the Director-General of the Forum, Asishana Bayo Okauru, Governors of the 36 states will also be briefed by the Governor Nasir el-Rufai Committee on Subsidy on PMS before any decisions on the supply and or retailing of the product is taken,” the statement issued by NGF’s Head, Media and Public Affairs, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo stated.

On his part, Governor Fayemi is also expected to give an update on the outcome of his meeting with the Committee of Pro-Chancellors of States’ Universities.

“The educationists met the Forum’s chairman last week and presented a number of requests which they believed would improve education at the subnational level.

“The governors will also listen to the activities of the Nigeria Governors’ Spouses Forum to hear how their wives fared last week when they engaged the country attending several activities that marked the International Women’s Day on March 8th.

“The meeting will also play host to three external presentations top of which will be made by the newly minted National Drug Law Enforcement Boss, General Buba Marwa, whose presentation is entitled ‘Managing the Drug crisis’,” the statement stated.

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