Governors across the country irrespective of their political affiliations are not complementing President Goodluck Jonathan’s efforts at uplifting the living standards of Nigerians, Special Adviser to the president on Ethics and Values, Mrs. Sarah Jibril, has said.
The former presidential aspirant explained that every month, the Federal Government and states share revenue, but she lamented that the resources are not being judiciously deployed to improve lives.
Speaking with reporters in Ilorin, Kwara State, after addressing a Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) rally, Jibril, who hails from Patigi in Kwara-North, said God answered the prayers of indigenes of the state by making possible the defection of Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed and his predecessor, Dr. Bukola Saraki to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The presidential aide also said Jonathan’s re-election in 2015 would ensure the continuity of the good work he has started in different sectors of the economy.
Jibril said: “Anybody can hallucinate and imagine, but we have a situation whereby the president on the PDP platform gives governors money every month regardless of political party. All these people who have defected, I thank God they’ve gathered themselves into the group of questionable characters. What have they done in their states before? How much of the internally generated revenue have they raised? Hasn’t President Jonathan worked hard to ensure that people’s salaries are paid? Abuja cannot employ everybody; it is the business of states and local governments. Have the local governments been allowed to do their jobs”.