Governors of the 19 northern states have resolved to meet and scrutinize the bill with a view to determining its implications for the region.
Kano State Governor Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwaso who disclosed the planned meeting said the state chief executives were set to deliberate on the bill to know its benefits to the region.
Confirming the controversy trailing the PIB, the governor said he was uncomfortable with the bill as it affects the north given his level of understanding of the nation’s revenue sharing formula. He said “as a former member of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), former member of National Assembly and a former minister and indeed a serving governor, I have vast knowledge on what is been shared to all the states”.
Stressing the determination of the political stakeholders in the north to make case for the region, Kwankwaso said “with regard to PIB, we in the north are keenly watching and we will not allow our region to be plunged into yet another uncertain future as we will do all we could to make sure that there is equity that will guarantee a sense of belonging to every citizenry.”