By Babajide Okeowo
In a bid to address the rising insecurity that has rocked Nigeria, the governors of the 36 States of the federation will hold an emergency virtual meeting on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.
The governors under the aegis of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) disclosed that this meeting became imperative due to the recent killings and kidnappings by terrorist groups, and agree on a new national security plan to secure the lives of citizens.
This was disclosed in a statement by Head, Media and Public Affairs of the NGF, Mr. Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, in Abuja recently.
The NGF disclosed in its statement that the Governors would also receive updates on the events that ensued after following the disbandment of the SARS alongside the rising insecurity.
Other issues that will attract the attention of the Governors include CACOVID funding palliatives and updates across the states, Joint meetings between the CBN and Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, on accessing pension funds to finance infrastructure development.
Other issues include updates on the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU strike and issues relating to Stamp Duty and the Water Resources Bill.
Recall that there has been a rise in reported cases of kidnappings and killings by terrorists groups and bandits, especially in Northern Nigeria. The recent was the killing of 36 farmers by Boko Haram last week.