Gov Masari meet with CBN Governor, other states governors in Abuja
Governor Aminu Bello Masari has on Thursday attended a meeting with the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, -CBN, Mr Godwin Emiefele.
The meeting which was held along with some other state governor was held behind closed doors.
The venue of the meeting was at the headquarters of CBN in the Central Business Area of the federal capital territory, Abuja.
It was however expected that the meeting reviewed the implementation of the bank’s various agricultural policies as they affect anchor borrowers in the field of Rice and other crops production.
Recently, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emiefele was in Katsina where Anchor Borrowers Programme was flagged off for the revival of cotton production in the country.
In a related development, the Governor also attended the Nigeria Governors’ forum meeting which held at the forum’s office in Maitama, Abuja.
The meeting was presided over by its Chairman, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state and was attended by 28 out of the 36 state Governors of the federation.
Reading the communique at the end of the meeting, the chairman said the forum was briefed on the meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Issues relating to Inspector-General of Police on the unlawful invasion of some state governors’ residences which is viewed as direct violation of the immunity of the governors.
The forum was also briefed on the outcome of the meeting with the Nigeria Union of Journalists where the governors pledged to continue to collaborate with journalists especially around the issue of insecurity in the country.
The communique further said that the forum also received a report on the world bank assisted States on status of Physical transparency, accountability and sustainability programmes.
The forum also received a presentation from the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), advising the country to expect above average rainfall in various states some of which have already resulted in several floods.
The meeting also received a presentation from the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on the issue of adequate power Transmission across the country.
The Forum expressed its commitment to improve the power situation in the country, it therefore resolved to partner with TCN to improve power supply nationwide.