The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has said that the efficient
management of the economy has strengthened the capacity of the federal
government to control the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The governors elected on the platform of All Progressives Congress
(APC) stated this in a statement issued Tuesday by its Chairman and
Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, as part of the resolution
reached at an emergency teleconference held on Sunday.
The forum also commended the federal government for successfully
getting the United Kingdom Commercial Court to order stay of
execution, which also suspends any penalty against Nigeria in respect
of the $9.6 billion Process and Industrial Development (P&ID) debt
It also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for setting up the APC,
Executive and Legislative Tripartite Consultative Committee under the
Chairmanship of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, describing it
as a welcome innovation to enhance the capacity of APC to resolve all
political challenges and therefore develop the country’s democracy.
It added: “In addition, the Forum also commended President Muhammadu
Buhari for efficiently managing Nigeria’s economy, which has led to
giant strides in the execution of major national projects that include
the revival of railways, the 2nd Niger Bridge, Ajaokuta Steel, road
projects across all parts of the country, among many others.
“The efficient management of the economy has strengthened the capacity
of the federal government to control the impact of the Covid-19
The APC governors unanimously reaffirmed their commitment to continue
to support President Buhari to expedite delivery of all electoral
promises to Nigerians.
The forum also applauded Nigeria’s certification by World Health
Organisation (WHO) as polio-free country and restated the commitment
of all progressive governors to continue to work with federal
government for the eradication of all communicable diseases in the
It equally congratulated the federal government for the reelection of
Dr. Akinwumi Adesina as President of the African Development Bank for