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Your Failure Responsible For Nationwide Hardship - Governors Hit Back At FG by 2mercy: 2:09pm On Dec 03, 2022
Rising Poverty: You’re Responsible, Govs Hit Back At Federal Govt

....Says FG failed in protecting farmers from bandits, terrorists

....You, not us promised to lift 100m Nigerians out of poverty

by Jonathan Nda-Isaiah


36 Governors of the Federation under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) have come down hard on the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clement Agba, over claims that State governments were responsible for the rising poverty rate in the country.

LEADERSHIP recalls that the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) had recently disclosed that 133 million Nigerians were poor.

According to the governors, the minister got it totally wrong, adding that his attacks on the governors was totally unnecessary.

In a statement by the spokesman of the NGF, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, the governors said rather, it was the federal government that has abandoned its promise and primary responsibility to the citizens.

Describing the minister’s assertions as diversionary, governors said it’s the responsibility of the federal government to provide security for the citizens.

Rising poverty

The governors said it’s because of the worsening insecurity that people in the rural areas abandoned their farms.

The governors said: “the tirade early this week by the Minister of state for Budget and National Planning Clement Agba, on the 36 Governors, where he blamed them for the rising poverty index in the country comes to the Nigeria Governors’ Forum as a surprise. The Minister got his message totally wrong.

His attacks are not only unnecessary, but they represent a brazen descent into selective amnesia. It is also diversionary as far as the Governors are concerned.

The Minister who should be responding to a question demanding to know what he and his colleague, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, were doing to ameliorate the hardship Nigerians are facing attempted to defray the notion that rising levels of hunger and lack were peculiar to Nigeria.

“True as that may be Mr. Agba went further to explain that their government, through many of its social security programs, has been dedicating resources to alleviating hardship, and then goes further to accuse state governors of misdirecting resources to projects that have no impact on the people.

“While rightly pointing out that that 72% of the poverty in Nigeria is found in the rural areas, the Minister said that the rural populace had been abandoned by governors.

“This assertion is not only preposterous and without any empirical basis, but also very far from the truth. It is Mr. Clement Agba’s veiled and deliberate effort, as a minister, to protect his paymasters and politicize very critical issues of national importance.

“Instead of answering the question thrown at him by journalists, Mr. Agba veered his attention to soft targets that happen to be 36 Governors.

“It is the opinion of the Governors that the dereliction that the Minister is talking about lies, strictly speaking, at the doorstep of the Federal Government which he represents, in this scenario.

First and foremost, the primary duty of any government is to ensure the security of lives and property, without which no sensible human activity takes place.

“But the Federal Government which is responsible for the security of lives and property has been unable to fulfil this covenant with the people thus allowing bandits, insurgents, and kidnappers to turn the country into a killing field, maiming and abducting people, in schools market squares and even on their farmlands.

This dereliction of duty from the center is the main reason why people have been unable to engage in regular agrarian activity and in commerce. Today, rural areas are insecure, markets are unsafe, surety of travels are improbable and life for the common people generally is harsh and brutish.

“The question is, how can a defenceless rural population maintain a sustainable lifestyle of peace and harmony when their lives are cut prematurely, and they wallow permanently in danger?

“How does a minister whose government has been unable to ensure security, law and order have the temerity to blame governors?”

https://leadership.ng/rising-poverty-youre-responsible-govs-hit-back-at-federal-govt/

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Re: Your Failure Responsible For Nationwide Hardship - Governors Hit Back At FG by LeoDeKing: 2:12pm On Dec 03, 2022
There is a reason the governors are saying this. They know their unintelligent indigenes will rather focus on Buhari than demand accountability from them.

No governor ever complained of non disbursement of allocations to states and LG.

A governor won election by sharing 1 litre of kerosene to some households. Since then, the next project the governor embarked on was to kick start award of N500 to any woman who put to bed. After that, nothing more was ever heard.

But indigenes of the state have been insulting Buhari and Tinubu for stealing their future. That is clear display of stark illiteracy. They expect Buhari to start sinking boreholes and repairing roads in their communities.

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Re: Your Failure Responsible For Nationwide Hardship - Governors Hit Back At FG by achukwu23: 2:24pm On Dec 03, 2022
This is an admission of failures by both FG and the governor forum ie (APC and PDP governors.) Time to sweep out these failures. APC and PDP have woefully failed this nation. Vote labour party . Sai Peter Obi.

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Re: Your Failure Responsible For Nationwide Hardship - Governors Hit Back At FG by Wiseandtrue(f): 2:31pm On Dec 03, 2022
I can't just imagine what would have been said if APC had not won

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Re: Your Failure Responsible For Nationwide Hardship - Governors Hit Back At FG by Macphenson: 6:09pm On Dec 03, 2022
okooo
Re: Your Failure Responsible For Nationwide Hardship - Governors Hit Back At FG by successmatters(m): 6:18pm On Dec 03, 2022
Peter Akpan Obi grin

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Re: Your Failure Responsible For Nationwide Hardship - Governors Hit Back At FG by Divoc19(f): 7:39pm On Dec 03, 2022
And who stopped the governors from protecting their own states?
The masses can not be fooled anymore..

This blame game will not help us.. we need proactive leaders

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Re: Your Failure Responsible For Nationwide Hardship - Governors Hit Back At FG by Pwettylinda(f): 7:39pm On Dec 03, 2022
grin
Re: Your Failure Responsible For Nationwide Hardship - Governors Hit Back At FG by eliyke(m): 7:39pm On Dec 03, 2022
I talk am,secret go start to dey leak nw, buhari has nothing to loose nw,e don do e two term,e no dey find vote so if party won scatter mk e scatter,bt truly irrespective of party or tribe some governors are useless especially dat abia

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Re: Your Failure Responsible For Nationwide Hardship - Governors Hit Back At FG by LordLugard1: 7:40pm On Dec 03, 2022
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Re: Your Failure Responsible For Nationwide Hardship - Governors Hit Back At FG by Golan007: 7:40pm On Dec 03, 2022

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Re: Your Failure Responsible For Nationwide Hardship - Governors Hit Back At FG by Eniolohunda: 7:41pm On Dec 03, 2022
O doju e

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Re: Your Failure Responsible For Nationwide Hardship - Governors Hit Back At FG by GboyegaD(m): 7:41pm On Dec 03, 2022
Both levels of government failed.

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Re: Your Failure Responsible For Nationwide Hardship - Governors Hit Back At FG by Greatechng(m): 7:41pm On Dec 03, 2022
Keep shifting blame

Failures altogether

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Re: Your Failure Responsible For Nationwide Hardship - Governors Hit Back At FG by tollyboy5(m): 7:41pm On Dec 03, 2022
cry very useless governors. Those ones that loot oil money can't even defend themselves


And their citizen will be shouting buhari up and down .

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Re: Your Failure Responsible For Nationwide Hardship - Governors Hit Back At FG by AchichaMmuo: 7:41pm On Dec 03, 2022
Not a Fan of Buhari,but the FG is right. We are quick to blame the central government, while forgetting that state government plays a very vital role in poverty alleviation in their various states. If not for Wike, people won't be asking questions about the funds accrued and paid to oil producing states. Delta state have been getting the highest yet okowa hadn't been impressive at all.

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Re: Your Failure Responsible For Nationwide Hardship - Governors Hit Back At FG by Strikethem: 7:41pm On Dec 03, 2022
Urchins and APC slaves will roast the governors for this.

And these same governors are supporting the same party that plunged nigerians into poverty.

Zombies.

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Re: Your Failure Responsible For Nationwide Hardship - Governors Hit Back At FG by Aufbauh(m): 7:41pm On Dec 03, 2022
This is pure media propaganda as it's practically impossible for all the governors to share this same view. Even if not for one Gov. Wike, El Rufai, Zulum will differ on this.

The NBS report on multidimensional poverty indicted the governors as being more responsible for most of the people affected

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Re: Your Failure Responsible For Nationwide Hardship - Governors Hit Back At FG by Funsh0: 7:41pm On Dec 03, 2022
Na this una talk be the solution

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Re: Your Failure Responsible For Nationwide Hardship - Governors Hit Back At FG by FOLAESO1: 7:42pm On Dec 03, 2022
BOTH NAH WAYO�

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Re: Your Failure Responsible For Nationwide Hardship - Governors Hit Back At FG by Ogaga87(m): 7:42pm On Dec 03, 2022
And one laggard old man want to continue this legacy..

This is the most useless govt in history with no iota of shame..

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Re: Your Failure Responsible For Nationwide Hardship - Governors Hit Back At FG by stano2(m): 7:42pm On Dec 03, 2022
All of una de mad

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Re: Your Failure Responsible For Nationwide Hardship - Governors Hit Back At FG by Jokerman(m): 7:42pm On Dec 03, 2022
Buhari Bubari Buhari Buhari Buhari...

Say it again.... Buhari

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Re: Your Failure Responsible For Nationwide Hardship - Governors Hit Back At FG by SIMONEKPA7: 7:43pm On Dec 03, 2022
smiley
Zombies think otherwise

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Re: Your Failure Responsible For Nationwide Hardship - Governors Hit Back At FG by Yureyes: 7:43pm On Dec 03, 2022
Two fighting

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Re: Your Failure Responsible For Nationwide Hardship - Governors Hit Back At FG by Yureyes: 7:43pm On Dec 03, 2022
LeoDeKing:
There is a reason the governors are saying this. They know their unintelligent indigenes will rather focus on Buhari than demand accountability from them.

No governor ever complained of non disbursement of allocations to states and LG.

A governor won election by sharing 1 litre of kerosene to some households. Since then, the next project the governor embarked on was to kick start award of N500 to any woman who put to bed. After that, nothing more was ever heard.

But indigenes of the state have been insulting Buhari and Tinubu for stealing their future. That is clear display of stark illiteracy. They expect Buhari to start sinking boreholes and repairing roads in their communities.

Well, you can’t deny the truth in what the governors have said either. There’s insecurity everywhere and people can’t even farm. The major source of livelihood in rural areas is farming. If the people can’t farm because of insecurity, they can’t make money, they’ll live poor. That’s on FG.

If the governors build roads, the people can’t travel to the city to sell their farm produce because of fear of being kidnapped. That’s on FG.

Having said that, the governors are also part of the problem. They are closest to the people. They should be doing more in terms of providing basic amenities for rural areas.

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Re: Your Failure Responsible For Nationwide Hardship - Governors Hit Back At FG by Tenses: 7:45pm On Dec 03, 2022
Vote Labour Party for presidency and see what wonders governors can do in state level.

PO did it in Anambra, it can be done in your state!!

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Re: Your Failure Responsible For Nationwide Hardship - Governors Hit Back At FG by vickydevoka(m): 7:45pm On Dec 03, 2022
2mercy:
Rising Poverty: You’re Responsible, Govs Hit Back At Federal Govt

....Says FG failed in protecting farmers from bandits, terrorists

....You, not us promised to lift 100m Nigerians out of poverty



https://leadership.ng/rising-poverty-youre-responsible-govs-hit-back-at-federal-govt/
Edo men de handsome

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Re: Your Failure Responsible For Nationwide Hardship - Governors Hit Back At FG by DesChyko: 7:45pm On Dec 03, 2022
Under a proper leadership, leaders will take responsibility instead of trading blames grin

Vote Obi Datti 2023

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Re: Your Failure Responsible For Nationwide Hardship - Governors Hit Back At FG by blaquebelle: 7:45pm On Dec 03, 2022
God punish all of you join!

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