THE thirty- six State Governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF have resolved to work with the Steering Committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to oversee the process of the implementation of the recently signed Petroleum Industry Bill into law headed by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva.
Rising from the 33rd Teleconference meeting, the governors set up a Committee chaired by the governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule for this purpose, with governors of Abia State, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu; Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun; AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara; Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State; Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State and Nasir El- Rufai of Kaduna state as members.
In a Communique signed by the NGF Chairman and Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, the governors also resolved not to speak on the recent Federal High Court Judgment on Value Added Tax ( (VAT) until all litigations regarding the matter are were concluded.
The Communique read, “We, members of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), at our meeting today, deliberated on several issues of national importance and thereafter resolved accordingly:
On COVID-19 Vaccine Administration, the Forum received an update on the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out for the country from the Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib, who informed members that 3,363 vaccination sites across the 36 States of the Federation and the FCT have been designated for the roll out of the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination. Members reiterated their commitment to provide leadership and oversight for the effective flag-off and implementation of the second phase of the vaccination exercise