Governors elected under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC have pledged to offer their support to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The collaboration is to enable government at all levels achieve development and economic growth in all parts of the country.
Chairman of the Forum, also known as Progressive Governors, Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State this revealed this to Journalists after a closed door meeting between the Governors and President Buhari at the State House on Tuesday.
“We offer to work with Mr President continuously to ensure that we increase economic performance, security of our country and social cohesion.
“Well, we as progressive Governors forum will push so that legislation and cooperation between states and the Nigerian government will intensify, we will be more active in ensuring investments in all areas that can provide employment and incomes rapidly will increase, we will collaborate more to ensure that security is enhanced particularly when it involves state borders,” he stated.
Bagudu said the Governors were pleased with the emergence of an APC leadership at the National Assembly, which he said would help deliver more dividends of democracy to Nigerians.
He said the Governors were happy with the giant strides recorded so far by the President Buhari leadership.
“This morning Mr. President graciously granted audience to progressive Governors forum. We came to congratulate him on the National Assembly elections and thank him for the confidence he had on the progressive Governors forum members who participated actively in all the processes that led to the emergence of Senator Ahmad Lawan, as Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege as Deputy Senate President, Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker, Ahmed Wase as Deputy Speaker.
”Furthermore, we used the opportunity to thank Mr. President in all he has been doing and all the successes recorded in the areas which he campaigned upon and by extension our party which are security, economy and accountability,” Bagudu explained.
The Kebbi state Governor said all Governors were grateful to President Buhari for the tremendous support he gave them in the last four years.
“We are quite happy with his support for states where close to N2 trillion was given to states in form of restructuring of loans, refunds on federal roads, refund for Paris Club, which has helped economic activities in the states, payment of salaries, payment of pensions, payment of gratuities and overall investment by infrastructure spending.
”We are also appreciative of increased investment in agriculture which has been because of conscious decision to support agriculture as a way out of economic challenges and provide economic growth…We thank Mr President for celebrating the Democracy Day consistent with the promise he has made which is a major element reflective of his democratic ideals in ensuring that an issue which is so important to many Nigerians has been finally addressed in a way that we are all happy,” he said.