President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday 14th of December 2018 in a meeting , he had with the governors of the 36 states of the federation opened up to them that the economy of the country is in a very bad state.
The President met with the governors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja for about 30 minutes.
After the meeting, Abdulaziz who is the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Spoke to the State house journalists, and said the President told them to tighten their belts.
He said, “Mr. President, as usual, responded by telling us that the economy is in a bad shape and we have to come together and think and rethink on way forward”.
“So, Mr. President talked to us in the manner that we have a task ahead of us, so we should tighten our belts and see how we can put Nigerian economy in the right direction and how we can address the nation’s infrastructural decay”.
“So, all of us as leaders, especially those that are coming to the National Assembly and those coming back as governors and the president who will be re-elected by God’s grace, we should not think that things are going to be easy”.
“It is going to be harder than before. This was the message of Mr. President.” According to the governor.
On the meeting of the National Economic Council, the governor disclosed that the Council deliberated extensively on new ways state governments could generate additional revenues for speedy economic growth and development.
The governor however decided to keep mum when he was asked what the decision on the N30,000 new proposed minimum is.