Nigeria Governor’s Forum
Coronavirus: Governors pledge massive response to contain spread
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), says members will deploy massive resources toward forestalling the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) after a case was confirmed in Lagos
ALGON urges governors to uphold constitution
Following the recent sack of elected council chairmen in Oyo, Kwara and Imo states, the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) has called on the Nigeria Governors’ Forum
Governors oppose death penalty for hate speech offenders
Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has opposed the death penalty proposed for hate speech offenders by the Senate. Speaking at the end of the meeting of the governors in Abuja on Wednesday night, NGF vice-chairman and Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, said that no governor has come out openly to support the death penalty as punishment…
NLC dares governors over new wage, moves to monitor negotiations
From the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) came yesterday a warning that any state that dithers over the negotiation of the consequential adjustment of the new minimum wage risks an unprecedented industrial crisis.
ERGP, others at risk of under-funding, says minister
The Minister of Finance and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, yesterday raised the fears that the Economic Recovery and Growth and Plan (ERGP) and other developmental programmes were at the risk...
Wage’s consequential increments at states’ discretion, governors insist
The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) yesterday said it had reviewed current progress in the implementation of the new minimum wage law and resolved that consequential increments will depend on the capacity of individual state government.
Governors meet in Abuja over bailout fund repayment
The 36 state governors, under the umbrella of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), are currently meeting in Abuja.
Fayemi begs workers to shelve minimum wage strike
Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, yesterday, appealed to workers to shelve their planned nation-wide strike to protest against the non-implementation of the new national minimum wage, saying such action would amount to an effort in futility.
SDGs: Governors’ request for foreign assistance
A call the other day for foreign assistance by governors who attended the recent United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York gives the impression that Nigerians are helpless and could do nothing without assistance from world powers. That is not in our character.
I have nothing against Islam – Wike
The Governor of Rivers, Nyesome Wike on Sunday says he has nothing against Islam or any faith. Wike made the remarks while showing the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi the site of the mosque he allegedly demolished in Port Harcourt.
NGF: Appeal court okays final forfeiture of N1.4bn Paris Club refund
The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, yesterday, okayed the request of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for the final forfeiture of N1.4billion, which a firm, Melrose General Services Limited, obtained from the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) through false claims. Melrose is allegedly linked to outgoing Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, whose two aides,…
Population explosion: We are sitting on a time bomb – Yari warns
The out-going Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Alhaji Abdul’aziz Yari, says the increasing rate of unproductive population in the country constitutes a time bomb and must be addressed. Yari, who is also the out-going governor of Zamfara, stated this during the valedictory session of the National Economic Council (NEC) held at the State…