Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Buhari First meeting with State Governors


President Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo held a meeting Today for the first time with State Governors since been sworn in.The meeting was held today inside the council chamber of the Presidential villa.
The issues and subject of discussion was center on the debt owned to state by Federal Government and also for the Governors to seek a life line from the Federal Government.

At the end of the meeting, Governor Abdulazeez Yari told state correspondent, that the Governor agreed that instead of a bailout, the FG should refund monies the state spent on Federal government project to them.The governors also asked that the tax paid by the Nigeria Natural Liquefied Gas Company be paid into the Federation Account and be shared,The Governor added that they also asked the Federal Government to ensure that all monies are paid into the Federation Account for sharing as stipulated by the constitution.
Governors in attendance when the meeting started were those of Rivers, Ogun, Imo, Gombe, Benue, Delta, Niger, Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, Kogi, Borno and Jigawa.

Others were governors of  Kebbi, Kwara, Taraba, Ekiti, Ondo, Kaduna, Oyo, Osun, Edo, Anambra, Sokoto, Ebonyi, Lagos, Adamawa, Cross Rivers, Akwa Ibom and  Yobe States,Plateau and Bayelsa States were represented by their deputy governors, the meeting started by 10 am when the president arrived.

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