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State governors to meet over financial autonomy granted to state judiciary and legislature

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The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has announced that they will be meeting over the financial autonomy granted to state judiciary and legislature by the executive order President Buhari signed into law. 

Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, the forum’s head of media and public affairs,  said the meeting will be holding by 2pm on Wednesday May 27. 

It is also expected that the Governors will also talk about the restructuring of states’ loans,  Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) deductions, the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) ownership and the controversial National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Bill.

The statement reads; 

“Among the issues to be reviewed are a number of critical national questions that revolve around the financial autonomy for the states’ judiciary and legislature code-named the Executive Order 10, 2020. 

“The governors will also touch issues around the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) ownership, the controversial National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Bill.

“Also to be discussed is the restructuring of states’ loans and the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) deductions, which have been a recurring decimal on the governors’ table.

“As usual the governors will be given an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, as well as review a letter from the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 as it relates to the pandemic draft regulations.”

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