Nigerian governors pledge to support security agencies

Nigerian governors pledge to support security agencies

- After reviewing the internal security situation in the country, Nigerian governors have taken a stand

- The governors will be supporting security operatives with the help of other stakeholders like traditional and religious leaders

- According to Governor Fayemi, guidelines will be adapted to reduce restiveness among young people

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The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has plegded to support security personnel to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all Nigerians.

The body made the disclosure in a communique issued and signed by its chairman, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state after the 21st Teleconference meeting that was held on Wednesday, November 4.

The governor during the meeting discussed a wide range of issues ranging from the distribution of the COVID-19 palliatives to the SFTAS Subsidiary Grant Agreements with the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.

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Nigerian governors pledge to support security agencies

All 36 Nigerian governors have pledged to support security agencies to ensure the safety of the people. Photo credit: NGFSecretariat
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According to Fayemi, all 36 governors resolved to engage more with traditional, religious leaders as well as civil society organizations to generate the required support for security operatives.

They also agreed to adapt guidelines which will developed and issued to reduce restiveness among young people.

Recall that the Nigerian governors were expected to review the internal security of the country in a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 4.

The spokesperson for NGF, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo disclosed that the governors would also discuss the looting of COVID-19 palliatives in warehouses throughout the country.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos state governor, has advised his counterparts across the country to look into their expenditure profile and do away with unnecessary spending.

Sanwo-Olu made the call on during the 22nd annual tax conference of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) held at Victoria Island, Lagos.

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He said that cutting unnecessary spending would increase the state's revenue for the government to have more resources to meet the basic needs of the people.

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