In a recent press briefing, governors affiliated with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) reiterated their stance on state policing as a crucial solution to Nigeria’s escalating security challenges.
Led by Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, the opposition governors expressed deep concerns about the nation’s economic woes, particularly the plummeting value of the naira.
Governor Mohammed, the Chairman of the Forum, highlighted the severe impact of economic and security challenges on the lives of Nigerians.
He urged the Federal Government to swiftly engage all subnational governments in collaborative initiatives to address the ongoing crises.
Addressing the issue of state policing, Governor Mohammed emphasised the need for careful implementation to prevent potential abuse of power.
The governors stressed their commitment to bipartisan efforts within the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and the National Economic Council to alleviate the repercussions of impactful policies affecting the majority of Nigerians living in the states.
Expressing discontent with the free fall of the naira, the governors called on both monetary and fiscal authorities to devise effective solutions.
Governor Mohammed drew a worrisome parallel, stating, “We are almost on the road to Venezuela,” referencing the economic and security hardships faced by the South American nation.
In attendance at the meeting were notable governors, including Siminalayi Fubara (Rivers State), Seyi Makinde (Oyo State), Ahmadu Fintiri (Adamawa State), Caleb Mutfwang (Plateau State), Dauda Lawal (Zamfara State), Kefas Agbu (Taraba State), and Godwin Obaseki (Edo State). The Deputy Governor of Delta State, Monday John Onyeme, was also present, collectively addressing the pressing issues facing the nation.
(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; email@example.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)