Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum and Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, on Tuesday stated that Nigeria has become more secure and prosperous than in 2015.
While commending the President Muhmmadu Buhari-led administration, Bagudu stated that this was so because of the President’s bold and courageous efforts to reposition the economy for majority Nigerians through inclusive policies.
He was speaking on the sidelines of the meeting of All Progressive Congress (APC) governors with President Buhari in Daura, Katsina state.
The Kebbi Governor appreciated the President for his unique leadership style of maintaining a healthy relationship with governors on individual and collective basis, pointing out that they had been “energized’’ to do more in their states.
“The country is more secure than in 2015, and the country is more prosperous than in 2015 because you are working for the majority of the people,’’ he added.
The Governor said the party had been repositioned, after the 2019 elections, to work for the benefit of the majority of Nigerians, noting that “there be will two elections this year and we need to work towards winning the two states.’’
In his remarks, the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, said the President’s sense of justice, fairness and forthrightness had turned a major inspiration to governors on the way forward for the country.
He said the challenges faced by states “were enormous’’, but the governors had remained undaunted, assuring the President of strong support and “the very best effort’’ to overcome all the obstacles.
In attendance at the meeting held in Daura, Katsina state, were the chairman of Governors Forum, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, Governor Babajide Sanwoolu of Lagos State, Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State, and Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State.
Also present was Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.