It’s time to do the work you were elected for – FG replies PDP Govs


The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, has reacted to the statement by the PDP Governors Forum, calling on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to resign.


In a statement on Sunday, the Minister reminded the Governor’s to roll up their sleeve and do the work they were elected to do.


He insisted that this is not the time for distraction instead it is time to prepare for work, support and complement the hard work of the President and his administration.


He cautioned the PDP Governors not to seek through the back door of intimidation, what they have consistently failed to achieve by democratic means, since 2015.


The statement reads in part: “The call is nothing but an attempt at distraction by people who should instead be busy supporting the President’s efforts at bringing economic relief to the Nigerian people.


“It is our considered view that the PDP and its Governors should not be seeking, through the back door of intimidation, what they have consistently failed to achieve by democratic means, since 2015.


“Those who could not bring transformational change when they had a lengthy chance to, should not seek to interrupt or distract those who are busy at work on the presidential vision that Nigerians elected them to implement.


“The administration of President Bola Tinubu has also, since inception, generously extended financial support to all the State Governments, regardless of partisan affiliation.”


 In addition, the removal of the petrol subsidy which, incidentally, was one of the main planks of the PDP presidential campaign has swelled the revenues of all States, including the PDP States. To whom more has been given, more is therefore expected.


The President and his administration recognise the unfinished business of revamping our national economy kick started by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, through programmes focused on large-scale infrastructure, social welfare, prioritizing the equipping and welfare of the military and security agencies, and reclaiming Nigeria’s strategic place in the comity of nations. Boko Haram and its affiliates, on the ascendancy in 2014/2015, have since been decimated, and similar bold gains are now being made with bandits and other criminals.


Nigerians have not forgotten that it was the APC administration that cleared several liabilities left behind by the PDP government, such as subsidy claims by oil marketers, Paris Club Refunds, unpaid pensions, gratuities, and salary arrears owed various categories of pensioners from liquidated and existing State-Owned Enterprises.


Major oil sector reforms that the PDP touted for years but could not deliver,  passage of the PIB, new refineries, as well as the revamp of existing ones, and so on are the very real and continuing legacies of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).


All of these have been accomplished without access to the oil windfall that the PDP government enjoyed for much of the time that it was in power, and also against the backdrop of the most devastating global shock since the Second World War: the COVID-19 pandemic.


We must continue to state these facts so Nigerians will know where we are coming from, and appreciate what is being done in its full context.


President Tinubu is not and will never be overwhelmed by the current challenges the country is facing. He will not abdicate his responsibilities. He will courageously continue to wrestle with the challenges and surmount them, laying a durable foundation for the new Nigeria that is emerging.


He has also never shied away from acknowledging the pain of ongoing reforms, and has seized every opportunity to assure Nigerians that inside the pain of the reforms lie the seeds of lasting prosperity and national development.


To the PDP Governors, let us reiterate: This is not the time for distraction. It is time instead for the rolling up of sleeves, to support and complement the hard work of the President and his administration”.

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  1. Time has come already for people to us what they were actually voted to do. I think is God's plan to use this ugly situation in the country to turn around Nigeria to an enviable position

  2. APC lead government is too myopic to lead Nigeria into 25 years backward,
    Answering PDP still show you lack of competence,
    Go back to you campaign promises and see if you have made any impact,
    My minister better shotup your stupid mouth and kindly know that PDP led government is best.

    1. Lol, so they should have ignored all the gibberish said by the govs… when you people learn to hold your govs responsible, Nigeria will be better.. making Nigeria great starts with me and you and understanding it gets hard before it becomes soft


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