Governors Violating Interstate Travel Ban
State governors have been leaving on interstate development in away from of a boycott with that impact which they concurred on as a measure to relieve network transmission of COVID-19.
The governors, under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) had on Wednesday, April 22, “collectively” consented to the execution of an interstate lockdown in the nation to alleviate the spread of COVID-19 from state to state, offering authorization to just fundamental administrations.
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Bossvibe reports that the Federal Government likewise prohibited interstate development compelling Monday, May 4, as a major aspect of new measures to battle the feared COVID-19. Before the concurrence on the interstate travel boycott was reached, the 36 governors turned to week after week COVID-19 video chat gatherings and suspended their month to month gathering at the NGF secretariat that up to this point carried them to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, all the time.
The understanding was continuation of the inconvenience of an all out lockdown in the FCT, Lagos and Ogun states by President Muhammadu Buhari to end the spread of the infection; a measure which a portion of the states additionally took.
Checks by Bossvibe, be that as it may, indicated that a portion of the governors have been disregarding the interstate travel boycott with late outings to Abuja and Lagos attempted either by flight or street. While a portion of the outings by the governors could be portrayed as security-related, others were simply political. For example, on Monday, June 1, Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo State visited President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to officially educate him regarding his aim to look for re-appointment for a subsequent term.
That day, the Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) and Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, drove six of his partners to meet with the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole-drove National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC on what was accepted to be a very late exertion to spare Obaseki’s nomination in front of the APC essential political decision in Edo. Both the National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Oshiomhole, and Gov. Bagudu, in any case, excused the idea that the visit was to examine the quarrel between the national executive and his godson.
Governors located by our journalists at the scene of the Monday meeting were those of Kebbi (Bagudu); Ondo (Rotimi Akeredolu); Lagos (Babajide Sanwo-Olu); Plateau (Simon Lalong); Kano (Umar Abdullahi Ganduje); Kwara (Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq) and Gombe (Muhammed Inuwa). Prior to the gathering with the NWC, a designation of the governors met with the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in Lagos, Gov. Bagudu affirmed while talking with columnists on Monday.
The governors who were accounted for to have met Tinubu to think on the inward emergency shaking Edo and Ondo sections of the gathering in front of the governorship races were Bagudu, Akeredolu, Ganduje, Sanwo-Olu, Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), Mai Mala Buni (Yobe), Adegboyega Oyetola (Osun), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun) and Godwin Obaseki (Edo). Likewise, Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno State close by Yahaya of Gombe had on Monday, May 18, went to the swearing-in function of Waziri Bulama as the National Secretary of the APC at the gathering’s secretariat in Abuja.