The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has congratulated the new President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Ahmed Bola Tinubu and Vice President, Kashim Shettima,who were sworn-in recently.
The Forum also congratulates returning and new State Governors, and reminds them of the oaths they took yesterday, which must remain their guide in office until their last days..
In a congratulatory message contained in a statement signed by its Director, Publicity and Advocacy,Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed noted that President Tinubu has made a number of key commitments and promises to Nigerians and hopes that he will honor them faithfully.
The statement read in part;”The Forum particularly wishes to remind President Tinubu of his promise to take on insecurity, poverty and high quality governance as priorities, and commends him for his vision of re-discovering Nigeria’s greatness which will be reflected in the lives of ordinary Nigerians.
“Issues such as inclusion, ensuring justice and fighting corruption should be prioritized as well. Policies that compound poverty should be avoided, and where difficult decisions need to be taken, they should be accompanied with compassion, sensitivity and adequate public awareness.
“The Forum will work with President Tinubu and Governors to actualize their promises to make Nigerians more secure and improve the economy to reduce poverty and desperation.
“It further notes that there are many cases before Election Tribunals, some of which may go all the way to the Supreme Court. The Forum appeals to members of the judiciary to show the highest levels of competence and integrity in the manner they treat these cases.”