The Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) has assured Nigerians that it is working with the federal government to address the current economic hardship in the country, following the removal of fuel subsidy and the increase in petroleum pump prices.
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State and Chair of the forum made this known while addressing journalists at the end of its closed-door meeting, which ended last Wednesday night in Abuja.
Uzodinma who described the meeting as successful, further assured that the governors would effectively utilise their federal allocation in the best interest of the people.
“The current hardship occasioned by the price increase on both food, petroleum products and cost of living is being addressed.
“The sub national government is working with the Federal Government to address the development,”Uzordinma said.
He added that the National Executive Council (NEC) would discuss further on how to address the development to lessen the burden on the citizenry when it meets.
He said the governors would also ensure that the country’s economy was protected and our sovereign margin was not tempered with in the international market but improve upon.
Uzordinma said the governors received in good faith, the recent resignation of Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, the party’s National Chairman and Sen. Iyola Omisore, iNational Secretary, saying their resignation was voluntary.
He added that the governors respect their actions and commend their wisdom, saying they had done well and served the party well