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Govs, finance minister, others meet on economy

By Faith Igbudu

The 36 governors of states in Nigeria will on Tuesday meet with the Minister of Finance, Budget and Planning, Zainab Ahmed, and her Agriculture counterpart Mohammad Abubakar.

The meeting will also have in attendance, a team from the World Bank, to be led by its Country Director, Dr Shubham Chadhuri and others on the economy.

The meeting which is going to be virtually held, is the 5th teleconference meeting of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum for 2022.

In a statement, issued on Monday by the spokesman of the forum, Abdulrazaque Bello Barkindo, the ministers and World Bank officials are expected to the presentations at the teleconference meeting which will focus on the economy, among other issues.

The statement read: “Three ministers would address the 36 governors when they converge at Tuesday’s meeting on July 26th, as the 36 governors meet virtually in their 5th teleconference meeting for 2022.

“The economy will dominate the meeting as the Minister of Finance, Budget and Planning Hajiya Zainab Ahmed and the World Bank, led by its Country Director, Dr Shubham Chadhuri and other key stakeholders in the economic sector make presentations.

“The invitation which was issued by the Director General of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Mr. Asishana Bayo Okauru, will begin from 2pm.

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