The Federal Government has agreed to stop deductions from the state governments’ accounts in order to meet the Local Government Councils London/Paris Club obligations.
The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Aminu Tambuwal, disclosed this while briefing governors across the 36 states in a meeting held on Tuesday night.
He said the Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed, has also ensured a refund of the previous deductions from the respective states’ accounts.
The meeting also saw a change of the forum’s leadership with Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq emerging as the new Chairman and Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, as the Vice Chairman.
Recall that the issue of Paris Club obligations and deductions has recently been the major cause of dispute between FG and state governments.