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Tinubu to governors: It’s time for governance — let’s build Nigeria together 

President Bola Tinubu has asked state governors to put politics aside and support the federal government’s efforts to build the nation.

Tinubu spoke on Thursday evening at the State House when he hosted the governors during the breaking of the Ramadan fast.

In a statement signed by Ajuri Ngelale, the presidential spokesperson, the president was quoted as emphasising the importance of transitioning from politics to governance.

He also noted the need for unity and cooperation among stakeholders.

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”Since we recognise the need to build our nation together, the time for politics is over. It is now time for governance,” he said.

”We are of the same family and parents; living in the same house, but sleeping in different rooms. We must cooperate and spread love among each other.”

Tinubu acknowledged the difficulties facing the nation, but expressed optimism about the future.

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He said the challenges are beginning to respond to the solutions being implemented by his administration.

”I am glad that the headwinds are almost over. The tunnel is not as dark as when we started. It is going to be brighter and brighter. We must communicate with each other, stick together, and share joy,” the president said.

He urged Nigerians to use “this solemn occasion for reflection, prayers, and charity towards others”.

AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and governor of Kwara, commended the federal government for distributing 42,000 tons of grains to cushion the impact of the economic hardship in the country.

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He stressed the importance of collaboration between the federal and state governments in addressing collective challenges.

AbdulRazaq also assured the president that the states would do the “right thing” concerning the payment of wage awards to workers.

”Wet season farming is almost here, and I want to implore all governors to engage in the farming business, so that we can all appreciate the challenges of ordinary farmers and ensure that we have a bumper harvest at the end of the farming season,” he said.

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