Governors, EFCC, ICPC, to meet April 4, over management of security votes


Governors of the 36 states of the federation are expected to meet with economic and financial agencies in the country, over the management of their states’ security votes.
Security vote is a monthly allocation given to state governments for improved security.
A statement signed by AbdulRazaque Bello-Barkindo, spokesperson of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), said the meeting will take place virtually on Tuesday, April 4.
The director -general of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Asishana Okauru, said the agencies expected to be at the meeting include the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), the Federal Inland Revenue Service(FIRS) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The statement said, the meeting will also consider deepening the management and expansion of the cashless policy which took effect from the time of the redesigning of the national currency, the Nigerian Naira, last year, to further the financial inclusion of all citizens in the ensuing scheme of things, going forward.
“This meeting is called at the instance of the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) in its letter of 30th March, which was addressed to the chairman of the NGF and signed by the Modibbo Hamman Tukur, NFIU director.
“All governors are advised to prioritize the meeting as its contents had been discussed at the NGF emergency meeting on Thursday 30th March, where it was unanimously agreed that a conjunction with the agencies mentioned above was imperative”, the statement said.
It added that the meeting also aims to facilitate financial inclusion and development which will put Nigeria on the same pedestal as advanced countries.


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