36 Governors to Meet with UN Secretary, Ban Ki-Moon on MDGs

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The 36 state governors in Nigeria are expected to meet with the United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon on Sunday to discuss issues relating to the Millennium Development Goals, MDGs
In a bid to explore ways of solving the development challenges confronting the states, the governors under the auspices of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) said their meeting with the UN scribe is to discuss the implementation of the successor programme to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

In a communiqué issued at the end of their meeting on Thursday and signed by the chairman of NGF and Governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Abdul’aziz Yari, the forum urged the federal government to come up with a more comprehensive power sector policy and strategy.

Parts of the communiqué read: “We will meet with the United Nations Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-Moon on August 23, 2015 to discuss among others, the Sustainable Development Goals, the successor programme to the Millennium Development Goals and the envisaged role of state governors, as critical stakeholders in its implementation.

“Sequel to the presentation made by the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited (NDPHC) and exhaustive discussions on the operations of the National Integrated Power Project, the forum resolved to appeal for a more comprehensive power sector policy and strategy, with a view to achieving a holistic solution to the power situation in the country.

The forum also commiserated with the governor and the people of Borno State on the passing away of the Deputy Governor, Alhaji Zannah Umar Mustapha.

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