President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met three governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Presidential Villa in Abuja to discuss deadlock of Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC).
The Governors, Abdul-Aziz Yari Abubakar of Zamfara, Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa and Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi states were sighted entering the president’s office on Thursday.
Addressing journalists after the meeting, the governors noted that they were at the Villa to discuss issues relating to finance as they concern the recently stalled Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting.
The FAAC meeting for the month of June had on Wednesday last in a deadlock reportedly over disagreements about the amount accrued to the federation in May and what was due to the states of the federation.
Although no reason was given for the suspension of the meeting, the Chairman of FAAC’s Forum of Finance Commissioners, Mr Mahmood Yunusa, told journalists afterwards that they (the commissioners) were going back to confer with the state governors.
The three governors, who discussed the issues that led to the deadlock with President Buhari and Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun on Thursday, said they were hopeful that the President will take decisive steps to resolve the deadlock.
Concerning the crisis in the APC, the Governor of Zamfara State who spoke on behalf of the group said they were confident that the leadership would work to resolve all issues.