NGF meets today, discusses doctors’ strike

GOVERNORS under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum, will today hold their 33rd Teleconference meeting to deliberate on pressing national issues.

The meeting will focus on national poverty reduction and growth strategy, the second phase of Covid-19 vaccinations as well as the ongoing nationwide strike embarked upon by resident doctors among other issues.

This was contained in a statement titled, “NGF Presser,” signed by the Head, Media and Public Affairs of the NGF, in Abuja, on Tuesday.

The statement read in part, “The Director General of the NGF, Mr Asishana Bayo Okauru in the invitation to the meeting itemised the national poverty reduction and growth strategy, the second phase of the Covid 19 vaccination and other health updates, as well as the on-going strike by the Nigeria Association of resident Doctors, and the campaign for building a new mindset for a united Nigeria as some of the crucial issues to dominate the meeting.

“The meeting which promises to be very heavy on solving critical national questions will also dwell on states’ participation in Nigeria Electrification Project and Solar Power Naija, in a presentation by the nation’s Rural Electrification Agency.

“The Nigerian Security Minting and Printing Company will also address the Forum on how to leverage Modern Security Document Solutions

“The Campaign on Building a New Mindset for a United Nigeria will be anchored by Ambassadors of Voice for Change led by Bala Ahmed and Zack Orji.”

According to the statement, other items on the agenda include: an update on the refund of WHT and Stamp Duties, the Nigerian Postal Service Bill, 2021 and collection of Stamp Duties, and the recently signed Petroleum Industry Bill where the governors are expected to identify next steps among other issues.”

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