- The looting of COVID-19 palliatives in some parts of the country is a subject of discussion in a scheduled meeting by Nigerian governors
- Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state is expected to chair the virtual meeting
- Another matter on the agenda of the meeting is the foreign direct investment initiative for the country
Nigerian governors are expected to review the internal security of the country in a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 4, by 2pm.
The spokesperson for the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo disclosed that the governors would also discuss the looting of COVID-19 palliatives in warehouses throughout the country.
According to The Tribune, the virtual meeting would be chaired by the governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, who serves as the NGF chairman.
The statement about the meeting read.
“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.
“Also on the agenda for discussion are the HORASIS meeting with the president, a partnership between the NGF and HORASIS a management consultants’ consortium, to set up a strong Foreign Direct Investment initiative for the country, a webinar on privatisation to be jointly driven by the NSE, NGF and the NIPC among others."
Meanwhile, a group, Follow The Money has called for the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate federal government agencies responsible for the acquisition and distribution of COVID-19 palliative relief materials.
The leading social accountability initiative has been tracking intervention funds and materials disbursed to state governments to cushion the impact of the pandemic.
The group said the states had given assurances that palliatives were distributed accordingly, even though they refused to provide details of distribution and evidence of the same.
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