Economy in bad shape, tighten your belts- Buhari tells Govs

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday told Governors of the 36 states of the federation that the economy of the country was in a bad shape.

Buhari stated this during a brief meeting with the Governors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Speaking with State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Abdulaziz Yari said the President told them to tighten their belts ahead.

On what the President’s response was, he said: “The President responded by thanking and telling us that the economy is in bad shape and that we have to come together and thinking and rethinking on way forward.”

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He also said that the governors thanked the President for releasing the Paris club funds to them without any discrimination.

In attendance at the NEC are David Umayi (Ebonyi),Abdullahi Umar Ganduje (Kano), Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara), Kashim Shettima (Borno), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Emmanuel Udom (Akwa Ibom), Simon Lalong (Plateau), Abubakar Sani Bello (Niger), Gboyega Oyetola (Osun), Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Nasiru El-Rufai (Kaduna) and Yahaya Bello (Kogi).

Some Deputy Governors are also in attendance including the Deputy Governor of Katsina State, Mannir Yakubu.