Governors hold emergency meeting on national issues

Ben Adam Shemang, Abuja

The 36 governors in Nigeria have held an emergency meeting in which they resolved to tackle a number of issues affecting the nation.

They include the re-emergence of polio in Nigeria, the economic recession and lassa fever.

The governor of Zamfara State, north west of the country, who is the Chairman of the Forum, said they had resolved that deputy governors
should be in charge of the fight against the crippling disease.

“The governors agreed to activate the states Task Forces for Polio Eradication and Primary Healthcare to be led by Deputy Governors.

The Governors also committed themselves to paying their counterpart funding toward meeting their obligation to fight polio.”

On the economic front, the governors resolved that “the economic recession facing Nigeria should be treated as a national emergency.”

The governors also called on Nigerians to continue to support governments at all levels they try to provide the people with their needs.

They also said the fight against corruption must be sustained because it has been a clog in the wheel of Nigeria’s progress.

It will be recalled that just on Thursday, President Buhari held an emergency session of this cabinet and the organized private sector to proffer workable solutions on how to get Nigeria from the economic recession the country is facing.