The Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum (PDP-GF) has urged the Federal Government to strive hard to address the security challenge and economic hardship facing Nigerians.
The governors said this in a communiqué at the end of their meeting, which was read by Gov. Bala Mohammed, the chairman of the forum in Abuja, on Monday.
Mohammed said that the governors at the meeting reviewed the nation’s state and the hardships Nigerians face as a result of the economic and security challenges facing the nation.
“The forum consequently urges the Federal Government to, as a matter of urgency, embark on initiatives involving all the subnational governments to bring a lasting solution to the crises.
“The PDP governors will continue to play their part in the effort to bring security and succour to our people.
“To this end, we reiterate our call for state police with appropriate safeguards to avoid any abuse or overreach by any tier of government,” he said.
Mohammed said that the governors also reviewed recent developments in the PDP and committed to leading efforts to revamp the party to serve as an effective opposition in Nigeria.
He said that the forum also passed a vote of confidence on the Umar Damagum led National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP.
Fielding reporter’s question, Mohammed said the opposition governors were working closely with President Bola Tinubu-led Federal Government on addressing some of the challenges facing the nation.
“The majority of Nigerians voted for this administration, so we are doing so much across party lines and on a bipartisan basis within the Nigeria Governors Forum within the National Economic Council to make sure that we cushion the effects of some of these policies.
“We have reached out to our people and opened the food reserves in such a manner that it will provide some succour to our people at the lower level,” Mohammed said. (Vanguard)