BREAKING: Tinubu Summons 36 Governors to Abuja as Nigerians Lament Hunger

BREAKING: Tinubu Summons 36 Governors to Abuja as Nigerians Lament Hunger

  • President Bola Tinubu has been scheduled to meet all the 36 governors in the country before joining his counterparts in Africa for AU meetings
  • Tinubu's meeting with the governors will be the second of its kind since he resumed the office of the presidency
  • Recall that PDP governors recently criticised Tinubu's economic policy, but the presidency hit back them journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

FCT, Abuja - President Bola Tinubu has reportedly invited the 36 governors in Nigeria for a crucial meeting at the presidential villa on Thursday morning, February 15, before departing to Ethiopia for the African Union meeting.

The meeting will be the second of its kind since Tinubu resumed office on May 29 and will take place against the developing agitation over the country's economic and security challenges.

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Tinubu to meet Nigerian governors over hunger in Nigeria Photo Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Bayo Onanuga
Source: Twitter

This was disclosed in a tweet by AriseTV on Thursday morning. The move followed comments from the opposition governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), where they drew a parallel between the economic state of Nigeria and that of Venezuela.

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Why PDP governors criticised Tinubu

The PDP governor had cited hyperinflation, increased starvation, crime, and elevated mortality rates to justify their position.

However, the presidency responded to the comment by criticising the governors' performances and questioning why they have failed to meet their salary obligations despite increased federal allocation in their respective states.

Protests have erupted in some states due to the surging cost of living, with citizens demanding solutions to the economic crisis.

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In response, Tinubu directed the immediate release of over 100,000 metric tons of assorted food items from both the strategic reserve and the Rice Millers Association of Nigeria

Below is the tweet:

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Tinubu's government blasts PDP governors earlier reported that the Tinubu-led government knocked opposition governors under the umbrella of the PDP over their comments on hardship in the country.

Tinubu, through his minister of information and orientation, Muhammed Idris, asked the governors to give an account of their increased allocation to Nigerians.

The president said the governors are fond of playing around the gallery rather than taking their leadership role as members of the economic council.


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