Governors wade into medical doctors’ strike, to satisfy FG over PIA

The Nigeria Governors’ Discussion board (NGF) has resolved to take a mediatory function to resolve the Nigeria Affiliation of Resident Medical doctors (NARD)’s strike.

The governors disclosed this in a communiqué issued by its chairman, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, after their thirty third teleconference on Wednesday.

The communique defined that the decision adopted an replace by Ahmad Abdulwahab, the NGF well being advisor, concerning the continuing strike.

It famous that the governors would take a mediatory function to facilitate dialogue between NARD and the affected states.

In accordance with the communique, the discussion board resolved to work with the steering committee, arrange by President Muhammadu Buhari, to supervise the implementation of the Petroleum Business Invoice not too long ago signed into regulation.

It famous that the governors would work with the presidential committee, headed by the junior petrol minister Timipre Sylva, on the areas of concern to the discussion board.

The assertion additionally revealed {that a} committee “for this objective,” chaired by Nasarawa governor, was constituted with Abia, Ogun, Kwara, Akwa Ibom, Gombe and Kaduna governors as members.

The governors disclosed that they have been awaiting courtroom ruling earlier than talking on the contentious VAT assortment that has pitted Rivers towards the federal authorities.

“On the latest Federal Excessive Courtroom Judgment on Worth Added Tax (VAT), the discussion board resolved to not make any pronouncements till all litigations concerning the matter are concluded,” they acknowledged.

The NGF assertion added that after a presentation by the managing director of the Rural Electrification Company (REA), Ahmad Salihijo, on alternatives to strengthen collaboration between the company and states, “the governors resolved that every state ought to nominate a focal one who will work with the REA to coordinate rural electrification initiatives in all states.



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