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Governors: After removing subsidy, there must be savings accruing to the Federation Account- Tinubu

State Governors expressed strong support for President Bola Tinubu’s decision to end fuel subsidy payments in the country and commended other early policy initiatives of the administration. During a meeting with the President, the governors expressed their happiness with the subsidy-removal decision, praising his all-inclusive leadership and statesmanship. They also promised to work together to alleviate the short-term impact of the decision.

President Tinubu had previously called on the governors to collaborate with the Federal Government in addressing poverty in the country. He emphasized the need for political leaders to set aside their differences and focus on alleviating the suffering of the people. He urged them to view the nation as one big family, emphasizing that a determined mind is crucial for achieving positive results.

The President stressed the importance of good governance in safeguarding the future of democracy. He reminded the governors that despite their cultural and political diversity, they are all part of one nation and must work for the betterment of the people. President Tinubu expressed his commitment to an open-door policy and willingness to share ideas, strengthen institutions, and create frameworks that will improve the lives of Nigerians.

President Tinubu highlighted the need to improve the education sector as a means to reduce poverty. He emphasized the importance of investing in education and expressed his readiness to collaborate with the governors on this matter. The President also addressed the security challenges in some states and urged the governors to work together to tackle the situation, emphasizing that it should not be seen as a problem affecting only certain regions.

The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, AbdulRasaq, thanked the President for the invitation and pledged the governors’ support in meeting the targets of human development. The meeting involved 22 governors, two deputy governors, the Vice President, and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. The governors shared suggestions highlighting the challenges faced by citizens in their respective states and assured the President of their support in finding solutions through the National Economic Council.