The Nigeria Governors Forum has expressed worry about the state of the country’s power sector.
The Chairman of the forum, Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State, made this observation after the meeting which had 26 governors in attendance and ended in the early hours of Thursday in Abuja.
The forum therefore called for a comprehensive power sector policy, and strategy to address the situation.
Mr Yari said the governors also discussed some of the issues they hope to address when they meet with the United Nations’ Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, who will be visiting Nigeria over the weekend.
Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC), may be heading to the court to ask the federal government to explain the several deductions from their federal allocations.
Speaking to journalists after a meeting of the governors in Abuja, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, who is also the chairman of the forum, said that some states in the last few months have had about 40 per cent of the allocations deducted.
He described the deductions as illegal and that every constitutional means will be explored to ensure the deductions are stopped.
Other governors who attended the meeting include Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state, Governor Ibrahim Geidam of Yobe state and the Deputy Governor of Borno state, Alhaji Umar Mustapha.
On the proposed National Dialogue, the governors said that the Party will make its stand known at the end of their National Executive Committee meeting, which is on-going at the Party’s National secretariat in Abuja.