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State Governors Seek More Cash From Federation Account

Nigeria Governors Forum has asked the Federal Government to review the revenue sharing formula.

The Governors insisted that what comes to them should be increased, stressing that states were the custodians of the natural resources in Nigeria.

Chairman of the governors’ forum, Mr Abdullaziz Yari, disclosed this to correspondents after their meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on the way out of the economic crunch the states are facing.

They lamented that a situation where some of them could not pay salaries of workers in their states was so embarrassing.

Beyond the bailout fund, the governors have listed a programme for the Federal Government to restructure the states’ economy in the short, medium and long terms.

According to the Governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar, President Buhari is said to have graciously accepted their demands.

He added that the President asked that a committee comprising the Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, and the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, be set up to look into all the matters.



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