Governors of the 36 states of Nigeria are to meet on May 19 to address matters arising from various challenges facing the country.

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) disclosed this in a statement by its spokesman, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, on Monday.

According to the statement, the governors at their 30th teleconference meeting scheduled to start by 2:00 p.m. will discuss ongoing conversation over the contentious Executive Order 10 and the third wave of COVID-19.

The meeting will be the seventh this year and will also discuss an update of the States, Fiscal Transparency, Accountability, (SFTAS) report, among other things.

“The meeting will cover lessons for states and actions for governors on sustainability as well as the adoption of SaaS E-procurement,” the statement said.

It added that the governors’ PTF committee, headed by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, would brief the forum on health matters arising from the coming of the third wave of COVID-19.

“Furthermore, there will be a presentation from the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Sabo Nanono, about the 2nd Phase of Farmers’ Enumeration.

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“There will also be another presentation by the Director-General, Bureau for Public Enterprises, Mr Alexander Okoh on unlocking liquidity through sale/optimization of state-owned redundant/sub-optimal assets,” it stated further.

The statement also explained that the NGF Director-General, Asishana Okauru, would give feedback on the series of Executive Order 10 meetings with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, over the ongoing strike by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria and the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria.

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