Obasanjo Challenges 36 State Governors on Improved Performance

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By Christopher Isiguzo in Enugu

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Friday raised the serious issue of governance as it affects the growth of the nation, calling on the governors of the 36 states in the country to raise the bar of their respective performance in order to give the nation a new lease of life.

Praising the Enugu governor for his performance, the former president said, “From the reports I get, you are doing well. If out of 36 states of the country you can get one that is doing well, it would be encouraging to continue to work on others to do well and by the time you can get up to 50% of the states doing well, it would mean the country would be better. So, keep it up”, said the former president.

Obasanjo spoke on the occasion when the acting national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Alhaji Ali Modu-Sherif, and some other top politicians in the country were present. They had all returned to Enugu after attending the burial ceremony of the mother of Ebonyi state governor, Engr. Dave Umahi.

Ugwuanyi who played host to the political heavy-weights, including the billionaire businessman and politician, Prince Arthur Eze, thanked the former president for his visit and for his kind words.