Class of 99 governors visit Tinubu, pledge support for President

visiting Tinubu and pledging support for the President are the Class of 99 governors

On Wednesday, the Nigerian governors from the class of 1999 paid President Bola Tinubu a courtesy visit in Abuja.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), 26 out of the 36 governors were present for the visit. Some of them are now deceased.

Former Governor Lucky Igbinedion of Edo, while briefing journalists, said the visit was to assure Mr Tinubu of their support and cooperation.

“We met the president as a colleague governor that laid the foundation of the current democracy in Nigeria in 1999, which has continued to strengthened up to today.

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“We also congratulated him on his election and thanked him for appointing one of us as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (George Akume).

“We spoke about security, about electricity supply because these are key factors in development of any economy. He assured us of the administration’s preparedness to tackle them headlong,” he said.

Mr Igbinedion said the former governors took cognisance of the fact that now is the time to separate politics from national development, adding that all hands must be on deck to rebuild Nigeria now.

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“We are now talking of the project Nigeria and not about political affiliations. It is time to work for the progress of the country.

“The president (Tinubu) assured us that it is his dream to see a better Nigeria where all citizens will feel a sense of belonging. He also said that Nigerians should be patient with recent decisions taken by the administration.

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“We also acknowledged that the issue of fuel subsidy removal is a right decision and palliative should be provided which he is already taking measures.”

Among the former governors in attendance at the meeting with President Tinubu were those of Plateau, Joseph Dariye; Kebbi, Adamu Aliero; Sokoto, Attahiru Baffarawa; Ekiti, Niyi Adebayo; Jigawa, Saminu Turaki; and Bauchi, Ahmed Muazu.


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