BREAKING: FG To Cease Deductions From States’ Accounts Over Paris Membership Debt
Based on a report by The Nation, the Nigeria Governors Discussion board (NGF) has stated the Federal Authorities has agreed to halt additional deductions from State Governments’ accounts “to satisfy Native Authorities Councils London/Paris Membership obligations.”
The NGF Chairman, Governor Aminu Tambuwal disclosed this whereas briefing members on the discussion board’s assembly held on Tuesday.
He stated the Finance Minister additionally promised to make sure the refund of what had been deducted prior to now.
Based on the communique, the assembly additionally effected modifications within the discussion board’s management with the Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq rising as the brand new Chairman, with Oyo State’s Governor Seyi Makinde as Vice Chairman.
The communique reads: “Members have been briefed by the Chairman of the discussion board that the Hon. Minister of Finance has granted the request of the discussion board to instantly cease additional deductions from the accounts of States to satisfy Native Authorities Councils London Paris Membership obligations and the monies to this point deducted be paid again to the States.
“On the management of the discussion board, the Governor of Kwara State, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, emerged the brand new Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Discussion board by way of a consensus, and the Governor of Oyo State Seyi Makinde is now the Vice-Chairman.
“Members expressed satisfaction with the success of the simply concluded Induction for brand spanking new and returning Governors that befell between 14 and 19 of Might, 2023. Members dedicated to sustained collaboration among the many states by way of enhanced peer evaluation, studying on the sub-national stage and deepening the connection with the Federal Authorities and different establishments.”
The difficulty of Paris Membership obligations and deductions have been a serious explanation for dispute between the Fed Govt and state governments in latest time.