Fayemi celebrates Sallah with Bagudu in Kebbi
Chairman of Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, was in Kebbi State, yesterday, to celebrate the Eid-el-Fitr with the people and government of Kebbi. He extolled the extraordinary commitment and sacrifice of Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi to the Nigerian project.
The visibly elated Fayemi acknowledged the indispensable contributions of the Kebbi governor to the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari.
“It is not easy to superintend over the affairs of 22 governors on different perspectives and objectives, although we are on the same mythological orientation,” he said.
The NGF chairman described Bagudu as a dependable pillar to him as the forum’s chairman and Ekiti governor.
“I have been enjoying unflinching, consistent support and solidarity from my bosom friend, the Kebbi governor and our indefatigable chairman. With such support, I am sure we will triumph over our challenges in this country,” Fayemi averred.
He said the visit was to felicitate with the government and people of Kebbi on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast and the Sallah. His words: “We pray that following this month of reflection, sobriety and supplication that God, in his infinite mercy, will continue to watch over us, watch over our people and our country at a time that requires a lot for us to overcome whatever issues we are dealing with.”
Responding, Bagudu described Fayemi as a reliable friend and ally, both as the NGF chairman and Ekiti governor. He also recalled that before Fayemi became Minister of Solid Minerals Development, no fewer than 20,000 artisanal miners from the state were registered.
“They are now conducting their activities on an environmentally-friendly and legal bases, which has boosted the economy of the state and country,” Bagudu said. According to him, Fayemi has been leading the NGF “equitably and justly.”