Nigeria Governors’ Forum has approved the withdrawal of $1bn from the Excess Cruse Account to fight terrorism in the North East.
This decision was made known after the Federal Executive Meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja.
Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents after the meeting.
Obaseki said the approval was announced by the chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, and Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari.
“The funds would be spent on the purchase of security equipment, procurement of intelligence and logistics, among others”, Obaseki said.