By TOM CHIAHEMEN
Director-General of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Asishana Okauru , said on Monday that despite the recession, 23 States in the country recorded overall growth of 20% in internally generated revenue (IGR) last year – from N687 billion in 2015 to N821 billion in 2016.
Okauru, who noted that this growth was far up from a 3% contraction recorded previously, pledged that the NGF Secretariat would continue to play more active roles in supporting the 36 States of the Federation to boost their IGR and other areas in public financial management.
By Harry Awurumibe.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has urged Governors of the 36 states to consider adequate funding of their information managers in order to tackle the rampaging tide of Fake News.
Speaking on Monday in Abuja at the ongoing Two- Day Media Conference organized by the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Mohammed said that state governors need to provide adequate funding for their information managers.
The government of Kaduna State has said the uncompromising stance of the governor, Mallam Nasir El’Rufai to correct the widespread ills in the state has been a major reason he is hated by many, most especially his political opponents, who issues threats to him on daily basis.The Deputy Governor, Arch Bala Bantex made this known in Abuja during a session in the Nigeria Governors Forum Media Conference which held at the Sandralia Hotel, Jabi.
He said Kaduna was in a state of rot with ineffective governance which encourage corruption and other form of abuses before El Rufa’I became the governor,
By Jonathan Nda- Isaiah, Abuja
The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has received 2000 copies of advocacy tools to reduce maternal child mortality and other health challenges in the states across the country, from the Network for Health Equity and Development (NHED).The NHED is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) appointed by Bill and Belinda Gate Foundation to work with the NGF to proffer solution for health promotion especially advocacy for Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR).
NGF signs MoU with NESG at the 23rd Nigeria Economic Summit, to assist the States in improving the ease of doing business and economic competitiveness.
ACCOBIN honors its founders
The ease of going shopping with which Nigerians thump their chests around the world, brandishing credit and debit cards in their habitual lavish purchases, could not have been possible without the dedication of the Committee of Chief Compliance Officers of banks in Nigeria (CCCOBIN).These were drawn from all Deposit Money Banks, DMBs, in the country. ACCOBIN is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its existence, this year, with activities that began the week, which culminated in the honor they gave to their founders over the weekend, one of whom is Mr. Asishana Bayo Okauru, the Director General of the Nigeria Governors' Forum, NGF. As the pioneer Director of the Nigeria Finance Intelligence Unit, Okauru had overseen financial transactions in banks, up to a certain threshold, through the prying eyes of Chief Compliance Officers. The main object of this duty is to track suspicious movement of funds and submit Suspicious