By Ononye VC
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has called on the governors to collaborate with the Federal Government to tackle the menace of poverty in the country.
The president, who made the call when he hosted members of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), at the State House, Abuja, on Wednesday, said the level of impoverishment is unacceptable.
Tinubu advised the political leaders to downplay their differences and jointly focus on alleviating the sufferings and pains of the people
Tinubu advised the political leaders to downplay their differences and jointly focus on alleviating the sufferings and pains of the people.
“We can see the effects of poverty on the faces of our people. Poverty is not hereditary, it is from the society. Our position is to eliminate poverty. Set aside partisan politics, we are here to deliberate about Nigeria and nation-building,” he said in a statement issued by Abiodun Oladunjoye, Director, Information.
“We are a family occupying one house, and sleeping in different rooms. If we see it that way and push forward, we will get our people out of poverty. A determined mind is a fertile ground for delivering on results,” he added.