Do not sabotage Tinubu’s efforts to fix Nigeria – APC chieftain urges governors


Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Osun State, has urged state governors to stop obstructing President Bola Tinubu’s attempts to revive Nigeria’s ailing economy.


Making the call in a statement released on Sunday amid increased protests against the hardships that have rocked the nation in recent months, Oyintiloye emphasised that President Tinubu alone cannot effectively fix Nigeria without the participation of governors and senior civil servants.


According to reports, he asked governors to support Tinubu’s numerous initiatives by allocating their monthly budgets to poverty eradication in their respective states.


Further emphasising that Tinubu’s efforts to repair the nation’s economy may not be immediately visible if state governors fail to properly use their monthly allowance, Oyintiloye added that what state governors have earned from the federal allocation since the removal of the fuel subsidy has the potential to put smiles on people’s faces if used wisely.


He said, “What the state governors are earning from the federal allocation since the removal of the fuel subsidy is capable of putting smiles on the faces of the people if judiciously used.


“This is the time for state governors, irrespective of political affiliation join the president in fixing the economy by attending to the welfare of the people.


“What the president is doing at the centre to fix the economy will only be meaningful to the people if the state governors can lend a helping hand.


“What the governors are currently collecting as monthly allocation is more than enough to lift the people out of poverty in relation to what the president is doing.


“While the masses are shouting the name of the president at every slight discomfort, they should also hold their governors accountable, asking them what they are doing with the improved monthly allocation.


“To set the record straight, the governors have to come out and tell people of their states the amount they have collected since June last year and how they have administered the funds.

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