By: Usman Mohammed Zaria, Dutse.
Governor Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State says President Muhammadu Buhari has saved Nigeria’s Governors from shame and public disgrace.
He stated this at the official Commissioning and handing over of Kano -Maiduguri Road Section II of Shuwarin-Azare in Jigawa State.
According to him, all the achievements made by the Governors of the 36 states would not have been possible without the support and assistance from president Buhari.
Badaru Abubakar further explained that without Buhari’s support Governors would find it difficult to fulfilled all the promises they made to their people before elections.
He pointed out that, when the governors were sworn in, about 24 to 26 states are not able to pay salaries but he supported them with bail out.
He said Buhari also supported each state with 10 billion naira to start infrastructure.
The Governor said, the federal government paid states all the monies spend in Federal roads, Paris club deductions to states and local Government.
Badaru Abubakar noted that, Buhari also supported governors with budget support, adding that, just recent he approved 18 billion naira to all the 36 states to augment the effects of loan deductions.
“Without these supports I and other Governors may not be able to stand before you because of shame, with the support we are now be able to deliver on our promises and mandates”
He therefore urged Nigerians to appreciate Buhari and continue to pray for Allah to bring to an end the insecurity situation in the country.