Insecurity, economy tops agenda as Buhari meets Governors

Insecurity, economy tops agenda as Buhari meets Governors

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The current security challenges and issues revolving around the economy are topping the agenda of the meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and State Governors currently going on at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Businessday Villa sources revealed that the meeting, which started at 11am at the Council Chambers will also attempt to address the thorny issue of Local Government financing that is causing a major rift between the Governors and the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU.

The NFIU had recently issued a letter to all Banks operating in the country not to honour requests from Governors unless Local government funds are separated from those of the states, as part of plans to ensure local government financial autonomy.

The Governors in turn wrote to the President urging NFIU, to hands off issues bothering on local government finances

On the agenda of the meeting is the issue of insecurity currently ravaging several states with Fulani herdsmen allegedly spearheading kidnappings, armed robbery and other forms of tacks perpetrated against farmers.

Governors of the 36 states of the Federation are currently attending the meeting alongside Service Chiefs.

Details later….

Tony Ailemen, Abuja

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