SHOCKING! State Governors Want Another Bailout From Buhari
Oliver Twist was the Villa on Tuesday and he had his cap in hand again!
They want more, state governors of Nigerian states have gone to the president asking for another bailout.
The president should have asked them -"from where would I get the said sum?"
President Buhari has met with a delegation of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, led by its chairman, Abdulaziz Yari.
Yari had led Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom State, representing the South-South; Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, representing the North-West; Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, representing the North-Central; Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State, Dr. Eric Igwe, representing the South-East; Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State, representing the North-East; and Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, representing the South-West, to a meeting with the President.
During the meeting the governors, through Yari, requested that the President ensure the release of the 50 percent of the Paris Club loan refund so that the funds could be built into the 2018 budgets for state authorities.
The various interventions the current administration had extended to states included bailouts, Paris Club loan refund and budget support.
Yari noted that the bailouts, and part of the fallout from the London-Paris Club refund that have been received by the states, were properly expended.
“We are here on behalf of the 36 state governors and this is a result of the collective decision to see the President after the National Economic Council meeting last month.
“Our mission here is simple. We are here to thank Mr. President for his concern about the state of the economy and for giving us several supports, ranging from bailout, restructuring our debts, Paris Club exit payment.
“We also told him that we think that it was because of his decision to grant us bailouts and pay the refund of the Paris Club loan that many Nigerians are criticising him; this is the reason why we got out of recession,” Yari had said while speaking to reporters after the meeting."
Reports suggest the president neither said YES nor NO!
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