Nigeria’s Poverty Level Unacceptable, Tinubu Tells Governors


(News investigators) President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has called on the governors to collaborate with the Federal Government to tackle the menace of poverty in the country.

The president, who made the call when he hosted members of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), at the State House, Abuja, on Wednesday, said the level of impoverishment is unacceptable.

Tinubu advised the political leaders to downplay their differences and jointly focus on alleviating the sufferings and pains of the people.

President for the invitation to deliberate on the challenges of poverty and security, promising that the governors would support the Federal Government in meeting the targets of human development.

“The NGF will follow the tradition of working constitutionally and harmoniously with you,” he said.

The meeting, which was attended by Vice President Kashim Shettima and new Secretary to the Government of the Federation George Akume, had 22 governors and two deputy governors from Edo and Niger States, in attendance.

The governors made suggestions highlighting the plight of citizens in their states, assuring the President of their support in proffering solutions through the National Economic Council.


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