By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja
Governors of the 36 States of the federation are expected to take a decision on the lingering issue of fuel price when they hold their 28th teleconference meeting tomorrow.
A statement by the head, media and public affairs of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) secretariat, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, said the state chief executives will be briefed by the Governor Nasir el-Rufai committee on “subsidy on PMS before any decisions on the supply and or retailing of the product is taken.”
The statement stressed further that the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led governors’ committee that interfaced with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, will brief his colleagues on the situation with the vaccines roll out and their attendant encumbrances.
According to the statement, the governors will be given update on the meeting between the NGF Chairman and the Committee of Pro-Chancellors of State Universities.
The pro-chancellors met with Governor Kayode Fayemi last week and presented a number of requests which they believed would improve education at the subnational level.
The statement reads,in part, “The governors will also listen to the activities of the Nigeria Governors’ Spouses Forum to hear how their wives fared last week when they engaged the country attending several activities that marked the International Women’s Day on March 8th.
“The meeting will also play host to three external presentations top of which will be made by the newly minted National Drug Law Enforcement Boss, General Buba Marwa.
“The DFID will be making a presentation on the NNPC Audit reports and what the states should know while the last presentation, which is by no means the least will be speaking to trade facilitation in Nigeria through e-customs and a PPP structure in partnership with the British High Commission”, it said.