- Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari has revealed what Buhari told him in London
- He said that President Muhammadu Buhari told him to inform Nigerian governors to believe in leadership of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo
- Buhari who has spent over 100 days in London on medical vacation, handed over to Osibanjo before proceeding on the vacation
President Muhammadu Buhari has told governors of the 36 states of the country to believe in the leadership of the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
New Telegraph reports that Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar told his colleagues on Tuesday August 15 that this was the message President Buhari sent to the governors when he led six other governors to visit him in London last month.
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Legit.ng gathered that Yari who is governor of Zamfara state, led governors of Akwa Ibom, Oyo, Kano, Benue, Borno and Ebonyi State on a “get will visit” to visit Buhari in London on July 26.
A statement by Head, media and public affairs, Abdulrazque Barkindo, quoted the governor to have said at the opening of NGF meeting on Wednesday August 16: “I was invited to select six governors, one from each geopolitical region, to visit Mr President and I led them to London.”
According to the statement, the president was full of appreciation to the governor for their concomitant cooperation with the Acting President, Prof. Osinbajo and urged them to continue to put their faith in his leadership.
He further told them that Buhari thanked them for “holding Nigeria together in his absence.”
Buhari who has spent over 100 days in London on medical vacation, handed over to Osibanjo before proceeding on the vacation.
He has been visited by the Acting President, some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and the president’s media team.
According to Yari, the president was “in good health” and fit enough to return to the country but was waiting for the instructions from his doctors.
Last Wednesday’s NGF meeting was attended by the Executive Director/CEO of National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib who requested the governors to pay their counterpart fund by August 23 to enable his agency to embark on a nationwide immunization exercise.
The forum, however, agreed the governor would meet the counterpart obligation by September 10. The Federal Government is contributing N3 billion to the agencies coffers for the exercise.
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Director General of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum Mr Ashishana Okauru also gave an update on the polio status of the country, adding that Nigeria might be delisted from the global polio map in 2019. The forum was equally presented with the informal sector taxation by a solution provider.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported President Muhammadu Buhari met with the chairman of the National Assembly, Bukola Saraki, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara in London.
Watch this Legit.ng video as Governor Ortom speaks about a visit to Buhari in London: