JUST IN: Southern governors meet in Enugu

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Southern governors meet in Enugu L-R: Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and Governor Duoye DIri of Bayelsa State at the meeting.

The governors of the southern states of Nigeria under the aegis of the Conference of Governors of Southern Nigeria are currently in a closed-door meeting now at the Government House, Enugu.

The meeting which began at 12 noon is the third in the series held by the group. The first and second meetings were held in Asaba, Delta State and Lagos State respectively.

At the previous meetings, the forum had deliberated and resolved among other issues, the much-awaited anti-open grazing law in the light of the menace associated with open grazing in the area.

It will also be recalled that September 1, 2021, was slated as the deadline for the enactment of the law. While some states including Enugu, the current host had signed the bills into law, others are yet to do so.

This law may be top on the agenda, especially as the issue of compliance is concerned.

Other issues may be the boiling tax wars between the states and the Federal Government, especially those of VAT and Stamp Duty.

They may also discuss the issue of insecurity in Nigeria generally.

Details later…


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