ABUJA – Mr Asishana Okauru, the Director General, Nigeria Governors` Forum (NGF) Secretariat, has said that the crack within the forum is negatively affecting the operations of the secretariat.
He said the situation was affecting the relationship between the secretariat and development partners as well as its peer review initiative.
“We had been able to establish a very strong relationship with virtually all the development partners; UNICEF, DFID World Bank and others, but today nearly all of them are understandably jittery,’’ he said.
Okauru said the secretariat of the forum under the chairmanship of Gov. Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers, had established strategic relationship with development partners within and outside the country.
He expressed optimism that the crisis would be resolved at the level of the governors.
Okauru said the infrastructure in the secretariat was at the disposal of all the governors of the 36 states.
He said the infrastructure was structured to service the governors irrespective of party affiliation.