Senator Ibikunle Amosun
Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, his Delta State counterpart, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan; Chief Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom); and Mr. Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, have called for unity among Nigerians in order for the country to overcome its current challenges.
They argued that political affiliation should not divide the citizens as “challenges of governance have no political colour.”
The governors spoke at the Government House, Oke-Igbein, Abeokuta at the weekend, during a reception organised by Amosun for his brother governors.
The heads of the federating states, who belong to different political parties, said: “Our strength lies in our unity as a nation; we must not do anything to compromise that unity.”
They noted that the primary responsibility of every government irrespective of party or location “is the security and welfare of its citizens and we must all deliver on that mandate.”
The visiting governors lauded the achievements of Senator Amosun in the area of urban renewal.
Uduaghan said: “The biggest challenge in governance is urban renewal; you are doing a lot to change the landscape of Ogun.”
On his part, Akpabio said: “I have gone round and have seen a lot of work; if you have more funds, with the drive and passion you have, the sky would have been the limit; but I am very impressed with what I have seen so far.”
Okorocha observed that the meeting of the four governors was “a dramatization of the unity of the country”, noting that “what should be important is how we will put food on the table of the common man.”
Responding, Amosun said: “We must give the dividends of democracy to the people that elected us. We must touch their lives in the areas of education, health and infrastructure and make life comfortable for them.”