Governors from Nigeria’s 36 states have resolved to meet with the the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, on Sunday August 23 to discuss the new programme being put in place to replace the Millennium Development Goals, MDGs.
The decision is one of the resolutions reached by the governors at the end of their meeting under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum,NGF, which held at the Transcorp HIlton Hotel Abuja on Wednesday.
The chairman of the NGF and governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari, said the meeting would “discuss among others, the Sustainable Development Goals, the successor programme to the Millennium Development Goals and the envisaged role of State Governors, as critical stakeholders in its implementation”.
He said the meeting is a follow-up to Mr. Moon’s meeting with the Forum which held on May 2011.
The meeting also resolved that sequel to the presentation made by the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited , NDPHC, and exhaustive discussions on the operations of the National Integrated Power Project,NIPP , the Forum resolved to appeal for a more comprehensive power sector policy and strategy, with a view to achieving a wholistic solution to the power situation in the country.
The governors also commiserated with the governor and the people of Borno State on the passing of the state Deputy Governor, Zannah Mustapha, who died last weekend in Yola, Adamawa state.
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