Too Early For Nigerians To Judge Current Administration – Okorocha
BY PAMELA OBIEJESI AND MARIAM JACOB
The Governor of Imo State and Chairman, Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Rochas Okorocha, said Tuesday, that it is too early for Nigerians to judge elected officials on their performance.
The governor reminded Nigerians that those presently at the seat of leadership came on board when the country was at the brink of collapse due to security and economic challenges.
He said this at the opening of the retreat, to evaluate current challenges faced by state governments in accessing opportunities and resources provided by various policies of the federal government, holding in Birnin Kebbi
Okorocha said, “You should judge us when the mandate entrusted to us expires
“The enthusiasm and patriotism of President Muhammadu Buhari and Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, demonstrate that Nigeria is getting its footsteps right.
In his words, “Our party has the best governors ever produced in the history of this country – from Sokoto, Adamawa, Kebbi, Lagos, Imo, Zamfara, Nasarawa, Kogi and others.
“When you visit those states, you will know that Nigerians have not made mistake electing us to lead their states affairs. Hate statements should not be taken serious or regarded from anyone. We are united and Nigeria will always remain an indivisible nation.”
“We don’t know who is Hausa, Yoruba or Igbo, our determination is only to stamp out hunger and bring democratic dividend to our citizens.
The PGF chairman commended Kebbi farmers for saving the country a lot of foreign exchange through their agricultural activities especially rice production; and also disclosed that they are working with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture to put resources together to stamp out hunger in the country.
He assured that the APC-led administration would meet the expectations of all Nigerians and that they would intensify efforts to eradicate poverty.