The thirty six state Governors under the aegis of Nigeria Governors’ forum NGF has set up a security committee at the National economic council NEC level with a view to finding lasting solutions to the issue of security challenges in the country.
Chairman of the forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State made this known to news men after their monthly meeting at forum secretariat in Abuja.
While reading the communique, Governor Fayemi said security as a burning issue would remain a reccurring item on the agenda of the Governors forum.
The NGF chairman added that the agenda of the new leadership of the forum was set to include security, human capital development, job creation among others.
According to JKF, the Forum also resolved to relaunch its flagship state peer review mechanism program which is designed to assist states to foster good governance, accelerate rate of development and through periodic review of progress made by states
In addition the Governors Forum received a presentation on sub national investment promotion from Ms Yewande Sadiku Executive secretary / Chief executive officer of the Nigerian investment promotion commission NIPC and governors pledged to work with the commission to straighten investors engagement and reached a consensus to promote strategic insight into states competitiveness advantages.
In another development, the NGF chairman, Kayode Fayemi hinted that the forum had agreed to hold a one day interactive session with the world bank and Bill and Melinda Gates foundation on the ongoing development engagement across state on June 26th.
The event is also Expected to host an IGR retreat with the joint TaX board and Chairman of the internal revenue service of States.
Saheed Badmus reports that the monthly meeting of the governors was the first to hold after the elections of new governors across the country in March 2019.
The governors that were in attendance included Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, Ondo state Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.