The 36 state governors under the umbrella of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) will on Tuesday engage World Bank Country Director, Dr Shubham Chadhuri, as well as Minister of Finance, Budget and Planning, Dr Zainab Ahmed, and other stakeholders. in the economic sector.
The finance minister is also expected to brief governors on the 2023-2025 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTTF) before presenting it at length to the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
The 5th teleconference meeting proposed in 2022 was initiated at the request of the NGF chaired by Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State.
According to the invitation issued by the Director General of NGF, Mr. Asishana Bayo Okauru, it will start at 2 p.m. during which three ministers are expected to address the 36 governors.
According to Mr. Okauru, “The meeting was scheduled to take place last week on Wednesday, but due to some political demands that resulted in the absence of many APC Governors, the meeting had to be rescheduled to tomorrow, Tuesday, July 25.
“This postponement was occasioned by the need for the Minister of Finance to consult with Governors on the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTTF) 2023-2025 before presenting her proposals to the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday.
“Other presentations include the State Mainstreaming Process for the Effectiveness of the Livestock Productivity and Resilience Support Project (L-PRES) by the Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar.
Governors are also expected to deliberate and approve the Primary Health Care Challenge Fund which will be presented by NPHCDA and UNICEF officials.
Alongside this, the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, is also expected to make a presentation on the Global Fund.
All of this will be preceded by the keynote speech by the President and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, which usually sets the tone for the issues of the day.
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Governors to engage World Bank, others on economic sector on Tuesday