Govs to review NBS’ second corruption survey, Executive Order 10, national gas expansion program

The 36 State Governors under the aegis of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) will on Wednesday review the second corruption survey conducted by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) during the 12th teleconference meeting since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

Other issues scheduled issues to be deliberated on include: implementation of the 5% user’s charge by Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA), the National Gas Expansion Program (NGEP) and Expanding Domestic Gas Supply & Stimulating Demand in the country, Executive Order 10 on the financial autonomy for the Legislature & Judiciary of States; nation’s economic sustainability, post Covid-19 and state of the State-Owned moribund companies & commercial entities.

The NGF’s Head of Media and Public Affairs, Mr Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo in a statement issued on Tuesday, disclosed that the meeting which will be chaired by the NGF Chairman, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, will commence by 2 pm.

“The second corruption survey, their policy patterns and trends at the subnational level as analysed by the National Bureau for Statistics and the UNODC will feature as one of the presentations when Governors of the 36 states hold their 12th teleconference since the outbreak of the Covid19 pandemic.

“To review the trend, a representative of the UNODC Oliver Stolpe and the Statistician-General, Dr Yemi Kale will join Governors in the teleconference to shed light on the subject. The implementation of the 5% user’s charge by FERMA will also be presented to the Governors by the FERMA boss as two of the three presentations for tomorrow’s meeting.

“Before the two above, the National Gas Expansion Program NGEP will be tabled before the Governors by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipriye Sylva. The rubric will revolve around “Expanding Domestic Gas Supply & Stimulating Demand in the country,” soon after the opening remarks by the Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr John Kayode Fayemi.

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“The meeting takes place tomorrow, Wednesday 8th July 2020, and commences at 2 pm.

“An invitation from the Director-General of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum Mr Asishana Bayo Okauru to the Governors lists the issues to be discussed at the meeting including an update from the Governor of Delta State, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa and his committee’s interface with the Presidential Task Force, on COVID-19, and its new emphasis on community spread, particularly regarding how best to mitigate the development.

“The Governors will also discuss the Executive Order 10, 2020 – financial autonomy for the Legislature & Judiciary of States among other matters, apart from taking a critical look at the nation’s economic sustainability, post-COVID-19, giving special attention to the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA); a compendium of State-Owned moribund companies & commercial entities; the infrastructure refund to the remaining five States – Rivers; Bayelsa; Cross River; Ondo and Osun which is still ongoing,” the statement read.

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