Thirty-six are billed to meet President Muhammad Buhari to get him approve the release of stamp duty saving lying at the Central Bank of Nigeria.
The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal disclosed this while speaking to newsmen after the forum’s meeting on Wednesday in Abuja.
He said the meeting is to facilitate the President to approve the release of the disbursement of the stamp duty savings to the Federal government and states.
Tambuwal also stated that the meeting of the Governor’s forum also agreed that, the forum will meet and discuss with the President on the need to present a new revenue formula to the 9th assembly for passage into law before the end of his administration.
“We also discussed the issue of stamp duties that have been held, both the Federal Government and the states, that are warehoused in the Central Bank of Nigeria.
We are going to meet Mr. President as the leadership of the forum, and we will appeal to him to present that draft revenue formula. By the time it is presented, you will see what is there.”
He stated that the insight into the details of the new revenue formula will be made known public
Tambuwal said that the governors discussed issues that bordered on national, sub-national, democracy and good governance.
“Today, we discussed the guidelines by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) on financial regulations that it is working on in ensuring that Nigeria is taken out of gray lists of the financial tax force”.
“We also discussed the issue of Primary Healthcare Seattle Declaration and the progress made so far. During our induction course, some states that have attained some milestones are going to receive some awards for their performance”.