FG Speaks On Tinubu’s Resignation From Office As President

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Federal Government has dismissed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors’ demand for President Bola Tinubu’s resignation, describing it as a distraction and an attempt to undermine the current administration’s efforts.

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, questioned the PDP’s failure to address the nation’s challenges during its extended time in power.

Idris stated that the PDP governors should not seek to disrupt the work of the Tinubu administration, which has been actively addressing the unfinished business of revamping the national economy, prioritizing infrastructure, social welfare, and security.

He highlighted the administration’s financial support to all state governments, including PDP-led states, and the removal of petrol subsidies, which has swelled state revenues.

The minister also pointed out that the APC administration has cleared several liabilities left behind by the PDP government, such as subsidy claims by oil marketers, Paris Club refunds, unpaid pensions, gratuities, and salary arrears owed various categories of pensioners from liquidated and existing state-owned enterprises.

Idris stated that President Tinubu would not be overwhelmed by the current challenges facing the country and would continue to courageously wrestle with them, laying a durable foundation for the new Nigeria that is emerging.

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, in a statement signed by his media aide, Rabiu Ibrahim, read.

He said, “It is our considered view that the PDP and its governors should not be seeking, through the back door of intimidation, what they have consistently failed to achieve by democratic means, since 2015.

“Those who could not bring transformational change when they had a lengthy chance to, should not seek to interrupt or distract those who are busy at work on the presidential vision that Nigerians elected them to implement.”

“The administration of President Bola Tinubu has, since inception, generously extended financial support to all the state governments, regardless of partisan affiliation. In addition, the removal of the petrol subsidy —which, incidentally, was one of the main planks of the PDP presidential campaign—has swelled the revenues of all states, including the PDP states. To whom more has been given, more is therefore expected.

“The President and his administration recognise the unfinished business of revamping our national economy kickstarted by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, through programmes focused on large-scale infrastructure, social welfare, prioritising the equipping and welfare of the military and security agencies, and reclaiming Nigeria’s strategic place in the comity of nations.

“Boko Haram and its affiliates, on the ascendancy in 2014/2015, have since been decimated, and similar bold gains are now being made with bandits and other criminals. “Nigerians have not forgotten that it was the APC administration that cleared several liabilities left behind by the PDP government, such as subsidy claims by oil marketers, Paris Club refunds, unpaid pensions, gratuities, and salary arrears owed various categories of pensioners from liquidated and existing state-owned enterprises.”

Idris also, added; “He will not abdicate his responsibilities. He will courageously continue to wrestle with the challenges and surmount them, laying a durable foundation for the new Nigeria that is emerging,” the minister.

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1 Comment

Benjamin Ngozi Mba · February 19, 2024 at 9:44 am

The APC has been in power for long and kept passing the buck to PDP. Do something to alleviate the suffering of the people and stop complaining????????????

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