Jonathan In Closed-Door Meeting With Governors Of The Oil Producing States

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday met behind closed-doors with governors of oil producing states inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The governors in attendance included Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom); Theodore Orji (Abia); Lyel Imoke (Cross Rivers); Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta) and Adams Oshiomhole (Edo).

Bayelsa and Imo States were represented by their deputy governors at the meeting also attended by Vice President Namadi and some other top government officials.

Those who attended the meeting did not speak with State House correspondents at the end of the parley.

While Uduaghan and Orji told journalists that Akpabio would brief them on the outcome of the meeting, the Akwa Ibom State governor later told reporters he was not mandated by the President to talk to them.

Okonjo-Iweala had while speaking on Sunday at the Babcock University’s convocation lecture in Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, had asked Nigerians to hold state governors accountable over the money collected on their behalf to accelerate development of their states.

The finance Minister challenged state governors to tell Nigerians what they do with the huge allocations they receive regularly from the Federal Government.

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