President Bola Tinubu has urged Nigerians to vote against governors performing below expectation.
Speaking at the Presidential Villa on Thursday August 24, when some Islamic scholars asked that the Federal Government monitor the distribution of palliatives disbursed to states to cushion the effects of subsidy removal. The President charged Nigerians to hold their governors accountable.
“The people reside in the states. Even if I set up a panel, I will have to go through the governors and the local governments. We will continue to talk to the governors. Nigerians must hold them accountable.
It’s unheard of that in a constitutional democracy, a president will sit here and give orders to states. I can only appeal to them to implement.
The people reside in the states, and if the governor is not doing well, the people must vote them out.”
The President also disclosed that more palliative interventions will be rolled out for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
Recall that the Federal Government approved a palliative package worth N5bn for each state to help them lessen the economic hardship arising from the removal of fuel subsidies.