Seven governors will leave Nigeria to meet with President Buhari in London – They were selected by the NGF
The governors were selected to reflect the geo-political zone of the country Seven governors have been selected to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari in London on Wednesday, July 26.
The Punch reports that the governors will depart the country on Tuesday, July 25 and will meet with Buhari by 3pm on Wednesday. This was confirmed by Garba Shehu who is the senior special adviser to president Buhari on media and publicity.
Abdulaziz Yari who is the governor of Zamfara state and the chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum will lead the delegation that will meet with the president. The six other governors were selected to represent the geo-political zones of the country.
They are: 1. Dave Umahi (Ebonyi)
2. Umar Ganduje (Kano)
3. Kashim Shettima (Borno)
4. Samuel Ortom (Benue)
5. Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom)
6. Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo)
Shehu was asked why Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti was not selected as one of the governros to meet with the president and he revealed that the selection was done by the NGF and not the federal government.
He said: “The visit is a goodwill visit and there is nothing more than that. “They will leave tonight, arrive tomorrow and meet President Buhari by 3pm tomorrow.”
Asked why President Buhari had not addressed the nation but chose to receive delegates, he said: “It is a question of what he prefers and if he opts for address option, he will do so.”
The governor who did not want his name mentioned stated that those chosen for the journey were picked outside what he described as the NGF He however noted that had the secretariat and the governors been contacted, the governors would have picked at least one of the PDP governors that had been critical of the Buhari.