Rivers crisis: Tinubu reacts to Fubara’s Christmas Day broadcast

President Bola Tinubu has commended Rivers governor, Siminalayi Fubara, for his statesmanship in the face of the recent crisis that rocked the state.

Speaking to a delegation of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) during a visit to his Lagos residence on Tuesday, Tinubu appreciated Fubara for his efforts to peacefully resolve the political challenges in the state.

“I thank you for your statesmanship. I listened to your broadcast and your emphasis on peace. It is only with peace that effective governance can thrive, and governance has commenced in earnest under my watch,” Tinubu told Fubara.

Governor Fubara had in his Christmas Broadcast on Monday reiterated his commitment to implementing the eight-point presidential peace agreement on the political crisis in the state.

The governor assured that the pact would be implemented in a way that would not compromise the collective interest of the people and democratic values.

President Bola Tinubu said the federal and sub-national governments of Nigeria have the mutual responsibility of ensuring the country’s peace and stability.

The President reiterated his condemnation of the latest killings in Plateau State.

Tinubu issued a stern directive to security agencies to halt the carnage in Plateau State and intensify the pursuit of those responsible for the recent tragic events in Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi Local Government Areas.

Condoling with the victims, President Tinubu emphasized the sanctity of human life and called for a paradigm shift among those with contrary beliefs, cautioning them about the inevitable consequences of their actions.

“Nigeria needs peace and stability to move forward. Nigeria belongs to all of us, and we have to take care of it,” he said.

On the 2024 budget proposals before the National Assembly, the President informed the governors that he had a review meeting earlier in the day on certain elements in the appropriation bill, with the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Wale Edun, and the Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Senator Atiku Bagudu.

He emphasized the need for joint responsibility and closer collaboration between the federal and sub-national governments to foster rapid infrastructural development in every part of the country.I’m

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