By Henry Umoru.
ABUJA- GOVERNOR Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi led Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF will today, Wednesday meet in Abuja to deliberate on some salient issues, with funding the Forum and report on Federation Account Allocation Committee, FAAC, Excess Crude Account, ECA topping the agenda.
Interestingly, the meeting which is the 8th NGF, would be the first since its Chairman, Governor Amaechi and four other governors on Tuesday, November 26th dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for the opposition, All Progressives Congress, APC. Other governors who left for APC following some problems in the PDP were Rabiu Kwakwanso of Kano; Murtala Nyako of Adamawa ; Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto; and Abdulfattah Ahmed of Kwara.
According to the Director- General, Asishana Okauru in a text message to Vanguard, at the meeting, also on the agenda is late Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State who died last year, December 15 following the crash of a Naval Helicopter he was in, just as the governors will also discuss issues relating to land allocation in Abuja as well as pending litigations.
The meeting according to Okauru holds at its usual venue, Rivers State Governor’s Lodge at 8 pm , adding, “The Chairman of the NGF, Rt. Hon. Rotimi C. Amaechi, has requested for a meeting of all members scheduled as follows: Date: Wednesday, 11th December 2013 Time: 8pm prompt.