Ekiti State Governor and Chairman Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, Kayode Fayemi, has given a pass mark to the All Progressives Congress, APC, congresses that were held across the country last Saturday.
The governor stated this while fielding questions from journalists shortly after the official commissioning of Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of 4.5km Bosso Estate Roads network in Minna, Niger state.
He explained that in an election, there might be few skirmishes along the line in some states however, when put together the congresses were peacefully and well-conducted in the nation.
“Not wearing a toga of the governor, the last congress was very good. Naturally, when you are in a competition, there might be few skirmishes along the line, but when you speak collectively, I think you can give us a pass mark for what has happened,” the NGF chairman stated.
He commended the Niger state Governor Alh Abubakar Sani Bello 36 states governors for embarking on infrastructural development despite the limited resources available to him.
“He (Governor Bello) is not doing it to the detriment of other needs of the people as he is reconstructing old and constructing new roads, he hasn’t stopped paying the entitlements of the civil servants, pensioners, he has not stopped rebuilding schools, he hasn’t stopped working on the health sector ”
“So it’s kudos to him for all this hard work but you know the price for hard work is more work people would still continue to ask him to do more,” Governor Fayemi stated.
Earlier, Niger State governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello in his address, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for approving funds for states development and funds for roads construction to help alleviate the sufferings of the citizenry.
Also, state Commissioner for Works, Mamman Musa in his speech explained that the road projects of 2.7 km and 1.6km respectively were awarded to different companies for a duration of three dry months but were delayed due to the impact of COVID-19.