Tue, Oct 03, 2023

Governors share discussions at meeting with Buhari

Governors share discussions at meeting with Buhari

State Governors who met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, have expressed satisfaction with his wellbeing and ability to continue to lead the country.

 Zamfara Governor, Abdulaziz Yari who doubles as Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, thanked the President for the meeting and for always bailing them out of economic challenges.

He noted that many states at the inception of the administration were owing workers’ salaries for up to 28 months and said the consistent release of bailout has helped in clearing accumulated salaries.

His Ebonyi counterpart, Dave Umahi, assured Buhari of the continued support of the governors at ensuring the unity of the country. He also commended the President for always treating governors equally, irrespective of party affiliations.

Nasarawa Governor, Umaru Tanko Almakura also shared his experience at the meeting with State House correspondents.

“The President thanked all of us for standing by him. He also gave us a lot of confidence that the nation will move forward.
“He displayed his grasp of all events in the state while he was on medical vacation in London. He threw banter with everyone.
“Everybody saw that he has recovered, the President is fit for work. He spent time with each governor amidst jokes.”

Asked to be specific on governance issues raised by the President, Almakura added: “He concentrated on general issues. He assured the governors that he will address security and economic challenges facing the nation within the shortest time possible. He said he will pay attention to the welfare of the citizenry.”

For his part, Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello, said: “Our President went to take care of his heath and now he is back healthy and healthier than before.
“We are here to appreciate him. We thank almighty God that he is back safely. We equally thank his able lieutenant, Yemi Osinbajo, who held the country firm in his absence.
“That is a demonstration of team work. It has equally shown that Nigerians selected the best and elected the best in 2015 general elections and today Nigeria is better for it.
“We thank people across the world who really stood firm behind the country in the absence of Mr President. He is back we are celebrating life. We are celebrating health.”

Plateau Governor, Simon Lalong said: “It is with great humility and joy that the entire state governors are here on behalf of various states with gratitude to God almighty for bringing back out President safely. You can see some level of enthusiasm and happiness on the faces of all the governors.
“That is to say all of us were anxiously waiting for the return of our dear President. You saw it today, the President went around to greet all of us and you can see he has come back healthier than when he left.
“Our prayer is that God will continue to guide Mr. President and also give him the good strength and good heath to solve the problems of the nation.
“With him back, everything is taking shape again.
“This is not to say the Acting President was not doing well. Our Acting President, we must commend him.
“In the absence of the President, there was no vacuum because he filled in the gap and did his best up to this moment and showed absolute loyalty both to the nation and Mr. President.”


Be the first to comment on this post

Leave a Reply

Similar Story