26 July 2016
Governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja and reassured him of their support and loyalty.
Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo, who spoke to State House correspondents after the meeting held at the Presidential Villa, said the governors were behind the ongoing anti-corruption crusade of the Buhari-led administration.
He said that they also saluted the president over the successes so far recorded in the ongoing fight against insurgency in the country.
“We have come to reassure Mr President that the APC governors are solidly behind him, his fight against corruption, his fight against insurgents and all his laudable projects.
“We are concerned about the incessant happenings at the National Assembly and we have taken it upon ourselves to look into the matter.
“We are going to look into the matter because we need a strong, vibrant National Assembly to make things move fast in the country,’’ he said.
On the financial position of the states, Okorocha acknowledged that there had been some improvements in the finances.
“There is a lot of improvement. You will recall that when oil was above 100 dollars, what the states are getting now is close to what they used to get when oil price was above 100 dollars.’’
According to him, this is a clear indication that the President Buhari-led administration was doing a lot to revive the economy.
“We are not yet there, but we are getting there. We appeal to Nigerians to be patient with this government because it means well about the welfare of our people.’’
On the criticism trailing the proposed visit of some governors to Germany for training, the governor dismissed the insinuation that the planned visit was a jamboree.
He said “there is nothing like jamboree trip. We are going to Germany because we cannot do everything here without exchanging ideas.
“Everything you do in your home; your business you share ideas.
“So, we want to see how they have done what they had done to succeed. The aspiration of Nigeria is to be like other developed countries in the world.’’