Ten State Governors drawn from the different political parties and geo political zones in the country on Tuesday met at the Lagos house, marina residence of the state governor for over four hours and resolved to endorse ongoing merger initiatives by their various political parties to rescue Nigeria.
In a communiqué issued at the end of the closed door meeting and read to newsmen at the Marina venue by the Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, it was agreed by the Governors that having reviewed the situation in the country, to rescue Nigeria is a task that must be done.
The States present at the meeting and their representatives are Borno- Alhaji Kashim Shettima, Imo- Chief Rochas Okorocha, Lagos-Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN), Nassarawa, Alhaji Tanko Almakura, Ogun- Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Oyo- Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Osun-Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Alhaji Abdulazziz Abubakar Yari and Yobe which was represented by Senator Jejere Alkali.
“As progressive and patriotic leaders of our people across party, religious and geo political zones, we are extremely concerned about the state of the nation and we put our heads together in the interest of our people to deliberate on what can be done to rescue our country”, the Communique stated.
The Communique further adds that: “As Governors, we fully endorse the merger initiatives already commenced by our various political parties and we will put our full weight behind these efforts”.
The Governors at the meeting added that Nigeria is greater than everyone and that everybody has a duty to make it work for the people and the future of the children yet unborn.
Also speaking on the meeting, the host, Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN) said the meeting was about making the country a better place because what the country is having now cannot be described as her best and that those at the meeting intend to deliver Nigeria’s best.