Chibuike Amaechi, Chairman, Governors’ Forum
By Chuks Okocha
Over 23 governors met Sunday in Abuja over increasing insecurity in the North and other national issues.
The meeting, presided over by the Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers States also had on its agenda, the amendment to the 1999 constitution to which they are expected to make input.
It was expected that the governors would harmonise their positions on the critical areas of the constitution that should be amended such as the immunity clause, local government financing and the constitutionality of the Excess Crude Account.
Also, the meeting was expected to take a position on the demand for a new revenue sharing formula.
The meeting, which started at about 8.30 pm at the Rivers State Governor’s Lodge, was still going on as at press time. A communiqué is expected after the meeting this morning.
States that were represented by their governors included Rivers, Niger, Borno, Enugu, Sokoto, Delta, Taraba, Ekiti, Oyo, Kwara, Plateau, Zamfara, Kogi, Nasarawa, Kaduna, Abia and Anambra.
The deputy governors of Ondo, Jigawa, Kano, Adamawa and Lagos represented their principals.