To tackle the downturn in the economy, the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has called on President Buhari to, as a matter of urgency, declare a state of emergency in the nation’s economy.
This was disclosed by the Chairman of the NGF, Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state, after the extraordinary meeting held at the old Banquet Hall of the State House, Abuja. The governors expressed their willingness to continue to support the president’s effort to ‘reflate’ the economy.
“The governors resolved with a commitment to encourage the Federal Government to continue along the line to bring the country out of recession,” Yari said.
Yari added that the governors also resolved to commit to the eradication of polio in their states. To achieve this, they agreed to set up state task forces with their deputy governors as heads while also pledging their commitment to the payment of their states’ counterpart funds in order to meet their obligations towards its eradication.
The governors, according to Yari, lamented the recurring incidents of Lassa fever and are ready to “engage the ministry of health to discuss and find lasting solution to Lassa fever.”