Governors of the 36 states have advised President Muhammadu Buhari to share the tax of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) to resolve the financial crisis facing them Over 20 states are currently unable to pay salaries as a result of a sharp fall in oil revenue.
The amount of the NLGN tax to be shared was not disclosed. The governors also demanded that the president refunds money used in executing federal government projects in their respective states.
The governors made the demand at the inaugural meeting which they held with Buhari on Tuesday.
Abdulazeez Yari, governor of Zamfara state and chairman of the Nigerian governors forum, disclosed this to journalists at the end of the meeting.
Apart from the governors of Bayelsa and Plateau states, who were represented at the meeting, the other 34 governors attended.