States Refuse To Hold Meeting With FG Over Discrepancies In Federation

States Refuse To Hold Meeting With FG Over Discrepancies In Federation

The 36 states of the federation on Thursday refused to attend the monthly Federal Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting.

The states alleged that there are discrepancies in the federation account figures presented by the Federal Government.

Chairman, Forum of Finance Commissioners, Mahmoud Yunusa said the forum consulted with governors and the decision was taken.

He said the governors gave commissioners directive to postpone the meeting pending the reconciliation of all accounts.

“The meeting has been postponed until we reconcile the figures in the accounts,” he said.

“I sincerely apologise for keeping everyone, but this is the position of our principals through the Chairman, Governor’s Forum, even though the matter was discussed at length during NEC when all the governors were present.

“So, we should all take our leave and wait for the next date which will be announced later.”

Yunusa said the finance commissioners, as well as the state accountants-general, would meet next week to decide when to reconvene the meeting.

A commissioner was quoted saying the figures from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) were not correct.