A file picture of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa. Picture: [email protected]
Governors of the South-South states have introduced a plan to launch a regional safety outfit that can safe the area.
Talking throughout a gathering in Asaba on Thursday, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State mentioned the transfer is important to handle the safety challenges dealing with the oil-rich states.
That is coming days after Homes of Meeting within the South-West handed the invoice for the Operation Amotekun.
Okowa additionally mentioned that he and his colleague within the area deliberated on the resuscitation of the Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa-Ibom, Cross-Rivers, Edo and Delta (BRACED) Fee.
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The Fee, in response to the governors, will harmonise insurance policies that will drive the financial cooperation and integration and set member states on a path for speedy financial progress and growth.
Equally, the governors known as on the Federal Authorities to deduct the 13 per cent derivation from the supply earlier than allocation to states.
“And we need to stress that in any allocation that is being done, 13 per cent derivation must first be taken out of the funds that come from oil revenue before the rest of the funds is shared out,” Okowa mentioned.
On the outbreak of the Coronavirus Illness (COVID-19), the governors known as for a gathering of well being commissioners within the area to map out preventive measures.