The five northern state governors comprising of Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu of Niger State; Engr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State; Alhaji Sule Lamido of Jigawa State; Vice Admiral Muratala Nyako (rtd) of Adamawa State and Alhaji Aliyu Wammako of Sokoto State, have been described as patriots by former military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, for their efforts towards finding lasting solutions to the country’s political problems.
Gen. Babangida and another former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), who met with the governors at the Presidential Lodge, Minna, Niger state on Monday, hailed the move as not only commendable but timely.
The gap-toothed general also acknowledged the foresight of the governors in finding solution to the various challenges confronting the country through consultations.
“I want to commend the governors and some of their colleagues. I was very impressed because they have seen the problem of the country as our problem and they have taken the right steps to consult widely in trying to finding solution to some of these problems.
“These governors are real patriots and I am very happy and I told them so,” Gen. Babangida stated.
Information Nigeria reports that Monday’s meeting with the two former Nigerian rulers brings to three, the number of eminent personalities they have held consultations with within the last three days.
They were in Abeokuta last Saturday, with the exception of Governor Aliyu of Niger State, who had issues with his flight, to meet with former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo at his Hilltop residence.
Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021
Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has presented the proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year in the State.
The Governor on Monday presented a budget estimate of over N109 billion for the 2021 fiscal year.
Governor Fayemi, while presenting the budget at the State House of Assembly complex yesterday in Ado-Ekiti described the 2021 budget as “Budget of Recovery and Economic Restoration.”
The budget has a recurrent expenditure of N57, 997,898,982.62k while the capital expenditure has N51, 668,386,739.99k.
Fayemi, said the budget proposal presented contains the policy thrust, programmes, and vision of his administration for 2021, saying efforts shall be made to source the needed resources to fund the budget.
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP
Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.
He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.
Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.
The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.
PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria
This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.
Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.
“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.
“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.
“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.
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