Nigerian Governors are demanding that the Federal government share the country’s ecological fund to the 36 states of the federation.


Chairman of the Abdulaziz Yari, Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF made the call on behalf of his colleagues in Abuja on Tuesday after a closed-door meet with the minister of finance, Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria; THE CABLE reports.

“We are concerned seriously about the environment. The desertification in the North, oil and gas spills in the South-South and erosion in the South-East. And we have a lot of funds in the ecological stabilisation funds. Those funds are not being discussed at National Economic Council.

“What we discuss at NEC is usually briefing on excess crude account and the federation account. But this fund is not being discussed at that platform.

“We will like to have this fund available every month because those funds are federation funds and we are having so many problems. We need the money,” he said.

Yari was accompanied by Governors of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha; Kaduna, Nasir El-Rufai; Osun, Rauf Aregbesola; Sokoto, Aminu Tambuwal; Delta, Ifeanyi Okowa; and Katsina, Aminu Masari.