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Recession: Governors Back Buhari’s Economic Measures

State Governors on Friday threw their weight behind the economic measures being introduced by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to bring the country out of recession. This was part of resolutions reached at extraordinary meeting of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) held at the old Banquet Hall of the State House, Abuja.

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Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, NGF Chairman and Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari said: “Also the governors resolved with a commitment to encourage the Federal government to continue along the line to bring the country out of recession.” On the issue of insurgents, he said that members resolved that it must be treated as a matter of national emergency. According to him, the forum also agreed to activate the states task force on polio or the primary health care, which is to be led by the deputy governors. The governors, he said, also expressed their commitment to paying their counterpart funding towards polio eradication. He said that the governors are going to engage the Minister of Health in order to give urgent attention to eradication of Lassa fever in the country.

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Otunba Sayo Akintola is a 1992 graduate of Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Financial Management and MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He started his 12-year sojourn in journalism at the Nigerian Tribune in 1993 as Business and Economy reporter. He rose through the ranks to become the Group Business Editor of the nation’s oldest surviving private national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune. He set up World Street Journal magazine in 2018.

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