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Leadership: Tinubu urges Governors to face governance, set aside political differences

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Addressing the State Governors at the Meeting, in Abuja, FCT Photo: State House

*President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, at a forum with the State Governors, in Abuja, emphasises the importance of ‘transitioning from politics to governance’, noting the need for unity and cooperation among all stakeholders to build Nigeria together

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has charged the State Governors to set aside political differences and collaborate with the Federal Government to build Nigeria.

Tinubu stated this while speaking during the breaking of Ramadan fast with governors Thursday, March 15, 2024, in the State House, Abuja, FCT. The Nigerian leader also emphasised the importance of “transitioning from politics to governance”.

He noted the need for unity and cooperation among all stakeholders in the country.

Ajuri Ngelale, Presidential Spokesman, also quoted President Tinubu as saying: “Since we recognise the need to build our nation together, the time for politics is over. It is now time for governance.

”We are of the same family and parents; living in the same house, but sleeping in different rooms. We must cooperate and spread love among each other.”

Highlighting the significance of the holy month of Ramadan and the Lenten season for Christians, he also urged Nigerians to use this solemn occasion for reflection, prayers, and charity towards others.

Tinubu acknowledged the difficulties facing the nation, and expressed optimism about the future.

He affirmed that the challenges are beginning to respond to the solutions being implemented by his administration.

”I am glad that the headwinds are almost over. The tunnel is not as dark as when we started. It is going to be brighter and brighter.

“We must communicate with each other, stick together, and share joy,” the President said.

In his remarks at the event, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), commended the Federal Government for distributing 42,000 metric tonnes (MT) of grains to vulnerable Nigerian consumers.

The Kwara Governor also stressed the importance of collaborative efforts between the national and sub-national governments in addressing Nigeria’s collective challenges.

On payment of wage awards to workers

In respect of the payment of wage award to Nigerian workers, AbdulRazaq assured that the states would do the right thing in this regard.

He further explained: “Wet season farming is almost here, and I want to implore all governors to engage in the farming business, so that we can all appreciate the challenges of ordinary farmers and ensure that we have a bumper harvest at the end of the farming season.

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