In a meeting held yesterday between the Vice President Yemi Osibanjo and representatives of Nigeria governors at the state house in Abuja, talks were held about the N250 billion shortage in monthly allocation of states.
This came as the Nigeria Governor’s Forum (NGF) on Tuesday urged Nigerians not to loose hope irrespective of the economic challenges, that the government was working tirelessly to tackle the problem.A source at the meeting disclosed that the governors wanted to correct the erroneous impression that they received huge allocations and diverted the same to private accounts while citizens suffered.
The governors, at a meeting, last Friday, had set up a three-man committee, comprising governors of Akwa Ibom, Udom Emmanuel; Bauchi, Muhammad Abubakar; and Osun, Rauf Aregbesola, to meet with the Federal Government on the shortage.
But only the Akwa Ibom and Bauchi governors were at the Presidential Villa to meet with Osinbajo. Osun State governor, said to be out of the country, was, however, represented by the chairman of the Forum.
Speaking to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, the governor of Akwa-Ibom State Udom Emmanuel, althogh didn’t give details, simply said the outcome of the meeting was in the interest of Nigerians in general.