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FG to partner all across party divides to move Nigeria forward ― Akpabio

The Federal Government has reiterated its readiness to partner with all stakeholders and practitioners of governance in Nigeria, irrespective of political parties, in order to the develop the country.

 

The President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, made this known when he led a Federal Government delegation to the funeral of Lady Jane Nnamani, wife of the former President of the Senate, Senator Ken Nnamani, on Friday.

Akpabio emphasized, “It is customary that coming to a place like this, we should pay you respect and assure you that the government, which sent us to console Senator Ken Nnamani and the good people of Enugu State, would require your cooperation and the cooperation of all the stakeholders and practitioners of governance in Nigeria, irrespective of political parties, in order to the develop the country.

“In the renewed hope of the administration, we want to work with you. We believe that the time for election has passed and now is the time for governance. The president’s interest is to work with all the states in Nigeria, and we can focus on the two most important issues: revitalising the economy and securing the lives and property of our people.”

In his response, Governor Mbah assured the Federal Government delegation of the readiness of his administration and the people of Enugu to collaborate with the government at the centre for the good of the state and the nation.

“We are hoping that the partnership and the collaboration you made reference to is one that we are going to grab.

“When we addressed our people, we expressed a humungous vision; a vision that was anchored on collaboration and partnership. That was why I spared no time in going to have a meeting with the President to get his buy-in into the vision we expressed to our people. We also talked about the security of lives and property”.

He commended the Federal Government for its readiness to work with all stakeholders across party divides to move the nation forward.

The delegation comprised the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume; Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Benjamin Kalu; Special Adviser to the President on Security, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, among a host of other lawmakers, federal functionaries, and party leader.

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