President Tinubu seeks partnership with state governors to tackle extreme poverty: Nigeria President Bola Tinubu convened a meeting with the 36 state governors, facilitated by the National Economic Council (NEC), to discuss the pressing issue of poverty eradication in the country. Tinubu emphasized the need for collaboration between the federal and state governments to address the unacceptable levels of impoverishment affecting the nation.
Directives to tackle poverty and mitigate fuel subsidy removal impact: Tinubu instructed the NEC, led by Vice President Kashim Shettima, to initiate intervention initiatives aimed at ameliorating the consequences of fuel subsidy removal on citizens. The president urged political leaders to set aside partisan differences and focus on alleviating the suffering and hardships faced by the people, stressing the importance of unity and stability in the nation.
Support from governors and commitment to human development: The state governors expressed their support for Tinubu’s decision to end fuel subsidy payments and praised his inclusive leadership and statesmanship. They assured the president of their commitment to proffering solutions through the National Economic Council, emphasizing the importance of human development in addressing poverty. The governors also discussed the security challenges in some states and the need for joint efforts to tackle them effectively.