Nigerian Governors Forum
No state will pay less than N30,000 minimum wage – Governors
Nigeria governors said they cannot backtrack on their decision to pay the N30,000 minimum wage, describing it as “a settled matter”. NGF Chairman and Governor of Ekiti, Dr Kayode Fayemi made the clarification in Abuja while answering questions from newsmen at the end of the forum meeting held at forum Secretariat in Abuja. Fayemi denied…
Fayemi, Dickson for Ukeh’s book launch November 25
Chairman, Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), Dr. Kayode Fayemi; Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson; and business mogul, Arthur Eze, will grace the public presentation...
Dickson insists on rotation of new NGF chairman
Bayelsa State Governor and Chairman of the South-South Governors Forum, Seriake Dickson has asked all governors to maintain the principle of rotation in the election of a new chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF). He stated this in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media Relations, Fidelis Soriwei, insisting that the decision of…
FEC to consult NEC on minimum wage tomorrow
Controversies dogging the new national minimum wage of N30,000 may not be laid to rest anytime soon, as the Federal Executive Council (FEC) will consult with the National Economic Council (NEC) tomorrow at meeting on the matter. The resolution to meet with governors was reached yesterday at an extra-ordinary FEC session presided over by President…
Governors condemn freezing of Benue, Akwa Ibom accounts by EFCC
The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) has condemned the alleged freezing of the bank accounts of the Benue State government by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
EFCC freezing of Benue government accounts unconstitutional — NGF
The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) has described as unconstitutional the freezing of the accounts of Benue Government by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara, the Chairman of NGF, spoke with State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday in Abuja. EFCC had…
Governors’ Forum condemns Plateau killings
The leadership of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) yesterday collectively condemned the recent killings of almost 200 people in Barkin Ladi and Riyom Local governments of Plateau State and called on President Buhari to ensure the perpetrators are arrested and prosecuted. Chairman of NGF and Governor of Zamfara State, Abdul’aziz Yari stated this in Jos…
Constitution review versus political considerations
The lawmakers did not adopt only four items after the harmonisation between the lower and upper houses, including, the devolution of powers to states; deletion of Land Use Act from the constitution; state creation and boundary adjustment; and 35 per cent affirmative action for women.
Tales from the states
All these state governors who do not understand that the essence of government is to positively impact the citizens are talking about 2019 when they have failed to use the opportunity they have today.
Governors, brand your states! - Part 3
Oyo State calls itself “Pace Setter”. This is not surprising as the state is associated with a number of historical firsts. Founded in 1932, University of Ibadan is the first university in Nigeria.