Governors elected through the All Progressives Congress platform, APC, have said Nigerians must break with unhealthy arguments for the success of President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime.
The governors said so in a statement released by his forum on Sunday, blaming critics of the Buhari administration, Naija News understand.
According to APC governors, the success of the current government at all levels depends on the sacrifices made by Nigerians at all stages.
Talk through Salihu Lukman, the managing director of the Forum of Progressive Governors, their coordinating body, the leaders said tackling security problems across Nigeria depends on government support.
The statement pointed out that the government’s activities are barely recognized by critics and opposition parties who barely give meaningful recommendations.
Stating that insecurity issues had shifted from insurgency to sophisticated terrorist acts committed by bandits, he said the challenges were therefore reduced to partisan choices and the debate was limited to current events without necessarily link it to the larger question of what to do and how it should be done.
Emphasizing the reform of the police and recruitment of 10,000 police officers recently by the Buhari administration to help tackle insecurity, Lukman said: “For example, to tackle the problem of insecurity in the country, the federal government started recruiting 10,000 police officers and increased the salaries of police officers by 20%.
“These are hardly recognized by opposition politicians and government critics”, he said.
Lukman argued that the government led by President Buhari deserved praise rather than criticism, especially in the context of the current institutional and legal framework where the management of police services was exclusively the responsibility of the federal government.
He stressed that until Nigerians accept the reality that funding government initiatives is the collective responsibility of all citizens, the government’s capacity to implement initiatives that can meet citizens’ expectations will remain weak.
Lukman said there was a need for the CPA to refocus national debates on strengthening the initiatives of the government led by President Muhammadu Buhari in order to produce the desired outcome of securing the country.
He reiterated that Nigerians must therefore break with all the fallacies that deceptively guaranteed certain levels of consumption habits in the country to the detriment of productive activities, Naija News reports.
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