Economy

Governors’ Forum Meeting Deadlocked

The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) held a four-hour meeting on the economy late Wednesday night and arrived at no resolution.

The meeting, which was held at the Old Banquet Hall of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja, began at 8.00pm and ended at 12.00 midnight.

NGF Chairman Abdulazeez Yari told State House correspondents later that the forum discussed a lot of economic issues, but that no resolution was arrived at.

Yari said that the forum would reconvene next Thursday for further deliberations on the economy.

Yari, who is the governor of Zamfara State, said he would be able to provide an insight into what transpired at the closed-door session only after the next meeting. 

“We met as Nigeria Governors’ Forum. At the executive session, we discussed a lot of economic issues.

“The meeting is not yet concluded. We are continuing next week. Therefore, by next week Thursday, we will be able to give you a recap of what was discussed and the agreement reached.

“In the mean time, you will bear with us until next week. We are discussing critically about the nation’s economy as a follow-up to our last retreat.

“By next week Thursday, we will be able to give you the details of our meeting and further actions,” Yari stated.

The governors’ meeting was ahead of the meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC).

In attendance were the governors of Rivers, Delta, Kwara, Osun, Kaduna, Ondo, Sokoto, Cross River, Ebonyi, Edo, Nasarawa, among others.

Daily Trust

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