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PDP Governors Criticize Economic Policies, Push for State Police

Facing economic turmoil and rampant insecurity, Nigeria's PDP governors demand state police and urgent action. They emphasize unity and collaboration to restore stability and provide a better future for citizens.

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Nasiru Eneji Abdulrasheed
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PDP Governors Criticize Economic Policies, Push for State Police

PDP Governors Criticize Economic Policies, Push for State Police

In a powerful condemnation of the current administration's handling of the economy and security, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors, led by Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, warned that Nigeria is on the brink of collapse, similar to Venezuela's crisis. Amidst rising living costs and a plummeting naira, the governors assembled in Bauchi State to demand urgent action.

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Bala Mohammed, the Chairman of the PDP Governors' Forum, emphasized the need for unity within the party to provide a viable alternative for Nigerians and restore good governance. "The escalating food prices, surge in abduction cases, and various crimes have reached alarming levels," he stated. "We must come together to address these issues and offer a better future for our citizens."

State Police: A Call for Enhanced Security

The PDP governors reiterated their call for the establishment of state police as a solution to the nation's rampant insecurity. They urged the federal government to work collaboratively with all levels of government to find lasting solutions.

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Governor Mohammed stressed that collective action was essential to combat the challenges facing the nation. "We cannot continue to watch as our citizens suffer at the hands of criminals," he said. "State police, with appropriate safeguards, will help protect our people and bring an end to the violence plaguing our nation."

Struggling Economy and Unfulfilled Promises

Criticizing the economic policies of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government, the PDP governors highlighted the hardships faced by Nigerians, including the devaluation of the naira and the soaring cost of living.

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The governors expressed their commitment to revamping the party and working with the president on bipartisan efforts to mitigate the impact of certain policies. They urged the federal government to address the economic crisis and find solutions to stabilize the nation's currency.

In response to the PDP governors' statement, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, criticized the opposition for making false comparisons to Venezuela and for not utilizing increased government revenue to better the lives of their citizens. He urged the PDP governors to meet their obligations to workers and increase food production in their states.

Despite the criticism, the PDP governors remain steadfast in their commitment to addressing the economic and security challenges facing the nation. As the situation continues to unfold, all eyes will be on the actions of both the federal government and the PDP governors to secure a brighter future for Nigeria.

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