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Tinubu Economic Summit: Addressing Nigeria’s Challenges with State Governors

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President Bola Tinubu is currently meeting with all 36 state governors at the Aso Rock Village, Abuja, through the Nigeria Governors’ Forum. The meeting commenced after the President’s arrival at 11:34 am on Thursday. This marks Tinubu’s second engagement with state executives since June 15, 2023, when he inaugurated the National Economic Council.

The gathering comes amidst a surge in food prices and economic challenges, coupled with security concerns nationwide. Governors from the Peoples Democratic Party compared Nigeria’s economic situation to that of Venezuela, criticized by the Presidency for their failure to pay salaries, pensions, and the minimum wage.

Protests have erupted across the country over the high cost of living, with organized labour threatening a strike by February 23 if promised palliatives are not delivered. Attendees include Vice President Kashim Shettima, DG of the DSS Yusuf Bichi, SGF George Akume, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, NSA Nuhu Ribadu, and COS Femi Gbajabiamila.

Governors present include Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara, Hope Uzodinma of Imo, Prof. Babagana Zulum of Borno, Godwin Obaseki of Edo, and others. Representatives of Delta, Bauchi, Oyo, Zamfara, Sokoto, and Kano are also present.

The agenda focuses on addressing economic and security challenges.


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