Governors to partner TCN on improved power supply
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), has pledged to partner with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to improve power supply across the country.
Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, announced this while reading out the decision of the forum’s meeting held on Wednesday night in Abuja.
Fayemi said that the governors received a presentation by the TCN at the meeting which highlighted issues around inadequate transmission and sought governors’ commitment to improving power in the country.
Speaking on the Federal Government’s resolution to recover N614 billion loan facility from 35 states of the federation, Fayemi said that they were ready to pay but there should be a reconciliation of account.
He said the governors are never averse to payment of loans under legal environment saying that the forum will not want a situation that will put the country’s financial system in jeopardy.
The governors frowned at the report making the round in the media accusing them of refusing to refund the loans saying they are ready to pay.
Fayemi also said that the forum received a presentation from Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet), advising that the country should expect above-average rainfall which had already caused severe flooding in several states.
He added that the forum also received a briefing on meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari and from the Inspector-General of Police “on the unlawful invasion” of some governors’ residences anti-graft agencies in contravention to the immunity of the Governors.
Governor Fayemi also briefed his colleagues on the meeting between the forum and the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Pledging to collaborate with journalistS in ensuring that media practitioners have security when they work in hostile environments.
The forum also received a briefing on the status of the World Bank assisted State Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability Programme for results (SFTAS).