- Governor Kayode Fayemi says he is convinced that Nigeria will witness a higher level of development and prosperity in the next four years
- Fayemi says Nigerians have every reason to be happy having witnessed 20 years of unbroken democratic governance in the country
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state has felicitated with President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on their inauguration for second term.
Fayemi, who is also the chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), in a congratulatory message, on Wednesday, May 29, by his chief press secretary, Yinka Oyebode, said that he was convinced that Nigeria will witness a higher level of development and prosperity in the next four years.
He also congratulated his colleague-governors, returning and newly elected, who are being inaugurated in 29 states of the federation, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
”Today’s inauguration of the President, VP and the governors as a positive development and a demonstration of the collective wishes of the Nigerian people for the entrenchment of democracy in the country,.
“This has been the tradition since 1999
“As a people, we have every reason to be happy today as we witness 20 years of unbroken democratic governance in our country
” We owe this to the commitment and determination of the Nigerian people, who have come to see democracy as the most viable option.
“So, while I say a big congratulations to the President, the Vice President and the governors, the biggest congratulation go to the Nigerian people- the true hero of our democracy
“Now, the task of taking Nigeria to a higher level of development and prosperity has begun
” I wish Mr President and our governors a successful and impactful tenure.”, the statement added.
Meanwhile, former president, Goodluck Jonathan has called on Nigerians not to give in to despair as the country marks 20 years in democratic practice as what he described as “a long spell of military dictatorship.
In a statement on Wednesday, May 29 which marks the beginning of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term in office, the former president congratulated the country in its democratic strides.
Jonathan urged the citizens not to give in as the country battles insecurity, poverty and unemployment.
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