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Govs. to meet on fuel subsidy, COVID-19 vaccine, others

The Governor’s forum will on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, meet at the 28th teleconference meeting to discuss the Audit Report of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation – NNPC and the issue of petrol subsidy, as well as the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Other issues to be discussed at the meeting includes an update on the meeting with the Committee of Pro-Chancellors of State Universities.

This was contained in a press statement signed by the Head, Media and Public Affairs of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, in Abuja.

The statement read in part, “The various issues revolving around the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine will feature prominently in the 28th teleconference meeting of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (5th in 2021) on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.

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Governor Ifeanyichukwu Okowa, who leads the governors’ committee that interfaces with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, will brief his colleagues on the situation concerning the vaccines rollout and their attendant encumbrances since the roll-out.”

Quoting an invitation issued by the Director-General of the forum, Asishana Bayo Okauru, Bello-Barkindo said, “Governors of the 36 states will also be briefed by the Governor Nasir El Rufai Committee on Subsidy on PMS before any decisions on the supply and or retailing of the product is taken.

“On his part, the Chairman of the forum and Governor of Ekiti State will update his colleagues on the outcome of his meeting with the Committee of Pro-Chancellors of state universities.

“The educationists met the forum’s chairman last week and presented a number of requests which they believed would improve education at the sub-national level.”

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