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Buhari: Governors’ Forum Plans Sending Delegation to UK

Buhari: Governors’ Forum Plans Sending Delegation to UK
  • PublishedFebruary 18, 2017

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum may send some governors to visit President Muhammadu Buhari in the United Kingdom, except the President returns home between now and next week.

This plan was one of the conclusions reached at the last governors’ meeting in Abuja.

According to a report published by the Punch, “An impeccable source at the meeting, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the governors also decided to send a goodwill message to the President’s family in Nigeria.

“The source, however, hinted that the President might return home very soon based on the information available to the governors.

“He explained that representatives of the Governors’ Forum would have embarked on the UK trip immediately but for the information pointing towards the President’s return anytime from now.

“A governor, who was at the meeting, who also spoke with one of our correspondents on condition of anonymity, said that the decision was taken at the governors meeting in Abuja on Thursday night.

He said the governors supported the idea after they were informed about the visit of the leadership of the National Assembly to the President during the week.

He said, “We will visit the President if he doesn’t come back in the next one week. We decided to do this after the leaders of the National Assembly led by the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki visited the President.

“It was a decision supported by all of us, including members of the Peoples Democratic Party, which is the main opposition party in the country.”

“However, the Director General of the NGF, Mr. Bayo Okauru, said he was not aware of the alleged proposed visit.

“Okauru said, “I’m not aware that such an issue was raised or discussed by the governors. If they plan to visit, it is their right but I’m not aware.”

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