States to access $500m W/Bank health fund
States the federation would soon access the $500 million World Bank health fund meant for the development of health facilities.
The chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Abdulazeez Yari, disclosed this to State House correspondents yesterday after the forum received presentations from federal ministries, departments and agencies as well as such international development partners as the United Nations Population Fund and the World Bank.
Yari, who is the governor of Zamfara State, stated that the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Health hand briefed the forum on how to
of access the fund.
He said President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the MDAs to make presentations to the NGF to know where the governors ought to come in for the betterment of the states.
He said the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Emmanuel Kachikwu, briefed the forum on the activities of the corporation, adding that other agencies would do same.
According to Yari, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will next month brief the governors forum on the issue of multiple taxation.
Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole said with the presentation the
by NNPC GMD on the ongoing reforms in the corporation, the NGF now has a renewed confidence that the corporation would run “like a business outfit, good corporate governance and transparency.”
Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi said:
“We must first and foremost commend the president for the initiative in bringing us together to interact with various companies that is NNPC, international development partners who are showing us all the opportunities available for each state to leverage upon.”
Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun said the presentations received would set the tone for today’s meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC).