Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged state governors to raise the bar of their performance in order to give new lease of life to the people.
Mr. Obasanjo made the call on Friday in Enugu, when he called on Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, after attending the burial of Ebonyi governor’s mother.
The former president said good governance would boost the economic growth of the nation.
He, however, commended Mr. Ugwuanyi on his good works in the state and urged him to do more as posterity would judge him.
“From the reports I get, you are doing well. If out of the 36 states of the country, you can get one that is doing well, it will be encouraging to continue to work on others to do well.
“By the time you can get up to 50 per cent of the states doing well, it means the country will be better. So, keep it up,’’ Mr. Obasanjo said.
Responding, Mr. Ugwuanyi thanked the former president for his visit and promised to tap from his wealth of experience.
“We are, indeed, very grateful. We will continue to benefit from your wealth of experience so that we can continue to serve our people better,’’ Mr. Ugwuanyi said.
Mr. Ugwuanyi also played host to the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sherriff, and other political stalwarts who were on transit to Ebonyi for the burial.
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