Insecurity, economic, political uncertainties may ground states – Nigerian Govs Forum

Governors of the 36 States of the Federation, under the auspices of the Nigeria Governors Forum, (NGF), have warned that if the spate of insecurity, political and economic uncertainties in the country are not promptly tackled, government business may be grounded due to heavy financial losses.

The NGF chairman, Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, gave the warning on Monday, at the maiden meeting of the 36 states Attorney-Generals of the Federation, (AGFs) with the Forum.

Represented by the Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong, the NGF chair said it was in a bid to avert such an occurrence that governors placed the office of the Attorney-Generals in their various States on red alert towards ensuring that the States are not ambushed through frivolous cases/ court orders.

Fayemi said “the spate of insecurity across many States, political and economic uncertainties in the country and the States have placed the office of the Attorney-General on red alert in ensuring that the state is not ambushed through frivolous cases/ Court Orders that may lead to heavy financial losses and grounding of Government business”.

He further stated that governors are in support of autonomy for judiciary and legislature but that the onus should be on the states to determine and implement it.

He also said the Forum, through its Peace and Inclusive Security Initiative, (PISI), has commenced discussions with stakeholders on diverse ways to handle some of these security challenges and restore peace to communities.

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