…Seeks states’ support for nation’s progress
*We’re with you all the way, APC govs tell president
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has solicited the support of the All Progressives Congress governors for the success of his administration, saying with collective effort, the realisation of the Nigerian dream is possible.
Speaking when he received members of the Progressive Governors Forum, led by Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State, at the State House, the president asked the governors to join hands with the Federal Government for the common good.
“If we think together and work together, Nigeria of our dream is not far away,” the president said.
President Tinubu, who described the spirit of comradeship exhibited by the governors as stimulating, admonished them to constantly engage the Federal Government in finding a common pathway to the nation’s development.
“This is about the Nigerian project, not about Bola Tinubu,” he said.
In his remarks, Vice President Kashim Shettima urged the governors to galvanise support for the courageous decision of the President regarding fuel subsidy removal and the unification of exchange rates.
“The fuel subsidy is like an albatross on the neck of the economy of thi
country and Mr President has taken the bold decision to remove it. With the decision, more money will go to the states for your development initiatives,” he said.
Earlier, Governor Uzodimma said governors under the PGF were at the State House to express solidarity with President Tinubu and formally congratulate him on his inauguration as the 16th President of Nigeria.
He said the governors would do everything within their means to ensure the success of the Tinubu administration and even development of the country.
Governor Uzodimma applauded President Tinubu for the early decisions of his administration which, he said, confirmed the trust the Nigerian electorate had in the President’s leadership capacity and commitment to excellence.
He said governors under the forum’s umbrella would propagate the policies and programmes of the Federal Government in their respective states, saying it was “incumbent on us to work with your administration”.
The meeting was attended by 17 other governors comprising those of Borno, Benue, Cross River, Ebonyi, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Sokoto and Yobe states.
June 2, 2023