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Governors push for new revenue sharing formula

MEETING—GOVERNORS FORUM: From left: Zamfara State Governor, Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari; Kastina State Governor, Aminu Masari; Imo State Governor, Rochas  Okorocha; Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed; and Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima; during the President’s meeting with Nigerian Governors Forum, at the Presidential Villa Abuja, yesterday. Photo: Abayomi Adeshida.

Governors of the 36 states of the federation, yesterday, pushed for a new fiscal restructuring plan due to the present economic realities in their states, which had made it impossible for them to pay workers’ salaries. This is despite bailout funds advanced by the federal government to the states a few months ago.

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