State governors from the South-South geo-political zone have asked the Federal Government to pay their states the 13 % derivation due to them from the $1billion it is withdrawing from the excess crude account to fund the fight against boko haram and other security challenges.
Rising from their meeting at government house Port Harcourt on Wednesday night, the governors said they are not opposed to the fight against insecurity; but they however want the federal government to respect the provisions of the constitution.
The governors also threw their weight behind the on-going clamour for restructuring of the country.
Bayelsa governor, Seriake Dickson and his colleagues further kicked against the attempt by the federal government to centralize the control of water resources in the country.
In attendance at the meeting were governors of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers states.
Edo state governor was represented by his deputy while the Cross River state governor was absent.