Covid-19 :NGF endorse 3-month plan to reopen the economy

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The development of a 3-month plan on reopening the economy has been endorsed the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, to be developed by the forum’s sub-committee on the economy.

It also directed the committee to collaborate with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. Members of the sub-committee comprise the Governors of Delta (Chairman), Ekiti, Lagos, Anambra, Kano, Bauchi, Plateau, and the FCT Minister.

At tthe 9th NGF Covid-19 virtual meeting held on Wednesday this was one of the resolution made

The forum also resolved to incorporate their resolutions into the economic sustainability plan as a reaponse to COVID-19 by working with the Economic sustainability Committee chaired by Vice president, Yemi Osinbajo

The governors also directed the legal Committee of the forum to meet with the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to take into consideration the implications of Executive order 1o on governance at the sub-regional level

A communique signed by the NGF Chairman and Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, reads in part:

“The Nigeria Governors’ Forum thereafter resolved to: work with the Ministry of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, on the $1 billion COVID-19 crisis facility approved for the country at the request of the Federal Government by the African Development Bank (AfDB), to set out to deliver projects that will meet the needs of Nigerians during this period, in such areas as health emergency assistance, agriculture and food security;

“Continued engagements with CACOVID to consolidate interventions on the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable Nigerians who have lost their jobs as a result of the coronavirus crisis”

“Endorsed the development of a 3-month plan on reopening the economy by the NEC Sub-Committee that will interface with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 comprising the Governors of Delta (Chairman), Ekiti, Lagos, Anambra, Kano, Bauchi, Plateau and the FCT Minister.

“Through the NGF Legal Committee comprising the Governors of Sokoto, Plateau and Ondo, engage with the Attorney General of the Federation to reflect on the implications of the recently passed Executive Order 10, 2020 on governance at the Sub-National level.”

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