By Levinus Nwabughiogu
ABUJA – Governors elected under the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, have resolved to create at least 3 million jobs yearly in their respective states.
The governors under the umbrella of Progressive Governors stated that the plan was articulated to ensure that dividends of democracy were delivered to the people in line with the manifesto of the party.
Other areas the governors have decided to delve into included Health care for all, urban renewal and housing, tracking poverty, keeping Nigeria safe, sports and culture amongst others.
Revealing the plan at a donor’s coordination meeting of the forum in Abuja with some selected development partners on Wednesday, Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong, who represented the chairman of the forum and governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha stated that the forum has recommended the establishment of a special technical team in each state, headed by Senior Special to Governor to monitor and track the implementation of those promises.
Speaking further at the event, he urged the development partners to be mindful of the fact that: “the economy of our nation, Nigeria is the sum total of the economies of the states.
“We know that we must do more to pact meaningfully on our people and doing more could not be more tasking at a time of declining economics growth. But we also believe that you, our development partners have a rich intellectual and resource base that can enable us weather the prevailing turbulent economic storm.
“We recognize that the PGF is a partisan Organisation, we are by no means asking you to project such partisan alignments beyond your regular programmes and support initiatives towards the overall benefit of Nigerians.”