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Tinubu tells APC Governors that there is no reason for Nigeria to be Poor


President Bola Tinubu stated that division was one of the primary problems facing Nigeria and said there was no justification for the country to stay impoverished.

He made these remarks on Friday at the State House in Abuja during a meeting with governors nominated on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF).

President Tinubu stressed that the governing party must work to heal and unite the country in order to advance a shared national vision and devote resources and efforts to nation-building.

Regardless of political affiliation, he urged the governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to implement policies that prioritize the needs of Nigerians.

According to Tinubu, development policies won’t properly impact people’s lives until there is inclusivity, sustainability, and ownership.

He expressed his confidence in Nigeria’s abundance of natural, human, and material resources and stated that inclusion, effectiveness, and efficiency will be the main considerations in the reform of the country’s financial system.

 “We have no reason to be poor. Looking back on where we are coming from, where we have been, why we are facing infrastructural decay, a lack of quality and comprehensive education, as well as a lack of health facilities. We are not a cursed country, but blessed,’’ the President said in a statement by his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale.

President Tinubu emphasized the importance of involving governors from the opposition in his call for governors to develop a strategy for the comprehensive and efficient implementation of the school feeding program in every state. He brought up the possibility that the plan might encourage investments in agriculture, particularly in the production of dairy and cattle.

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Tinubu also discussed security measures, such as the deployment of forest guards with advanced training and technology and the use of specialist police to safeguard the maritime and solid mineral industries. He recommended that gold and other minerals be purchased and stored in order to boost the country’s foreign exchange reserve.

We have a big marine economy, and I do not see why we should not have the marine police. We will have the same in solid minerals to keep the scavengers away. I am ready to invest in security. We will buy our own minerals and keep them in reserves, especially gold, which will be effective in our foreign exchange reserves,’’ the president told the governors.

In response, Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, who also serves as the head of the Progressive Governors Forum, expressed gratitude to the president for providing financial support to the states and including governors in the formulation and implementation of policies. Uzodinma pledged the governors’ steadfast support in their capacity as the president’s envoys.

 “We will continue to support you as your able ambassadors, willing ambassadors, and capable ambassadors,’’ Governor Uzodinma said.


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