December 9, 2023

Govs meet with EFCC, ICPC, FIRS, CBN on security votes.

Governors of the 36 states of the federation are to meet tomorrow with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, on how to manage their states’ security votes.

Attempts to get governors to react to the implication of the meeting for their states last night proved abortive, as those contacted remained evasive.

But a few of the governors, especially those of Osun and Benue, said they were for anything that would enhance good governance in states in particular and Nigeria generally.

The meeting, coming at the instance of the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU, and slated for tomorrow, April 4, will also have in attendance the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, and the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.

According to a statement by the Director, Media Affairs, Nigerian Governors’ Forum, NGF, AbdulRazaque Bello-Barkindo yesterday, the meeting will take place virtually.

Security vote, which has been a source of conroversy in the country, especially as no accountability is rendered, with regards to spending, is a monthly allocation given to state governments for improved security in their domain.

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