President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated to governors that paying salaties, pensions and gratuities must be their priority when they receive the second tranche of Paris loan refund.
Through a statement the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, Bihari said, “I will not rest until I address those issues that affect our people. One of these basic things is the issue of salaries. It is most important that workers are able to feed their families, pay rent and school fees, then other things can follow”.
He said this at the National Economic Council meeting which comprises of state governors and is chaired by the vice-president.
Buhari also apologised for barring governors from vising him in London, explaining that he wanted “government to remain here”, and not abroad.
The governors of Imo, Akwa-Ibom, Osun and Abia States thanked the President for saving the day for states through the first tranche of the London-Paris Club refunds while calling for the immediate release of the second one.
They also commended the trust the President reposed in Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, whom they said did not disappoint when he acted as President.