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Wednesday 23rd October 2019,
Hope for Nigeria

What Governors discussed in Abuja

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) on Wednesday night met in Abuja.

They discussed mattersarising from the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) deadlock, minimum wage, among other issues.

The FAAC monthly meeting is the forum where money is shared among the federal, states and local governments.

Also on the meeting agenda was presentation by the Chief Executive Officer of EduMarshals, on replicating EduMarshals education project at the state level.

The Postmaster General was also expected to make presentation at the meeting on the effort of the Nigerian Postal Service in maximising revenue potential through electronic stamp solution, digital addressing system and addressing verification system.

The governors were also briefed by World Bank Country Director, Dr Rachid Benmessaoud, on the States Fiscal Transparency and Accountability Sustainability (FSTAS).

Meanwhile, State Commissioners of Finance, who are key stakeholders in the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) are seeking to stop the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) from collecting and remitting royalties into the Federation Account.

This followed recurring conflicts over figures the corporation has been declaring in recent months.

 

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