Governors Forum seeks collaboration to facilitate development

Timothy Choji, Abuja

The Nigerian Governor’s Forum has pledged to improve collaboration with the Ministry of Solid Minerals and other key stakeholders, in order to create an enabling environment for the sector to galvanize job creation, revenue generation and environmental sustainability.

The Forum made the commitment, at its meeting held at the State House Abuja.

Peer Review Mechanism

In a communiqué read by its Chairman, Governor Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara state, the Governors resolved to strengthen the States Peer Review Mechanism, for greater achievement and development across the nation.

“The Forum launched the revised States Peer Review Mechanism base document, to reinvigorate the SPRM programme and improve good governance and service delivery in our states,” he said.

They commended the steering committee of the mechanism, led by Justice Mohammed Uwais, for its contribution to the implementation of the programme.

“Following the presentation made to us by the Chairman of the States Peer Review Mechanism SPRM, Justice Mohammed Lawal Uwais, on the revised tools and procedures to simplify SPRM operations, the Forum commended the Steering Committee for its contribution to the implementation of the programme and hereby pledge to strengthen the Mechanism,” Yari said.

The Peer Review Mechanism serves as a tool for appraising the performance of each state in Nigeria, with a view of finding better ways to increase their revenues and performance.

At the meeting, the Governors welcomed their new colleague, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, who joined the meeting after his swearing-in earlier in the day.