The Nigeria Governors Forum has President Muhammadu Buhari to help them win the battle against insecurity by giving out bailout funds. The governors made this crucial request Today, Tuesday, August 12, during another meeting with the president and the security chiefs.
The meeting, which took place via videoconferencing, was similarly attended by the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo.
The Chairman of NGF Governor Kayode Fayemi has requested bailout funds from President Muhammadu Buhari on behalf of his colleagues. Source: Legit Ng.
Governor Kayode Fayemi, chairman of Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), said the bailout funds become necessary since governors have allowed the federal government to withdraw $1 billion from the excess crude account to procure weapons.
The Governors also pointed to the problem of coordination among military and security chiefs and played up their own security roles which included USD1 billion they allowed the President to withdraw from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) for weapons procurement two years ago.
“They, therefore, urged the President to consider a “bailout” for security for the States in view of the enormity of the resources they now expend in support of the military and the police,” Garba Shehu, presidential spokesperson, said after the meeting.