The Director-General, Progressives Governors Forum, PGF, Dr Salihu Lukman wants the All Progressives Congress, APC, to do everything necessary to prioritize strengthening the initiatives of the Buhari-led administration to produce the desired outcome of securing the country.
Dr Lukman said strengthening the capacity of the APC-led Federal Government to produce the desired outcome, in the short run, is about massive recruitment of police and military personnel in the country, in addition to the investment that has been made towards procurement of arms, including the A-29 Tucano jets.
In a statement, the APC Chieftain explains that as a party preparing for its National Convention next month, it is necessary for the APC leaders to include debate about what needs to be done by all APC control states to mobilise the support of Nigerians to bring to an immediate end, the current national security challenge in the country.
He appealed that recommendations that would emerge from the Convention should guide the process of reviewing the APC’s manifesto and continue to set the needed political agenda to drive the process of mobilising Nigerians for change.
Dr Lukman said as a party envisioned to be socially democratic, in addition to the challenge of insecurity facing the country, the issue of massive mobilisation of financial investment towards the development of education and health sectors in Nigeria must also be debated at the Convention.
According to him, having demonstrated political commitment towards infrastructural development in the country, which has led to the revival of rail transportation and reconstruction of road networks in the country, the APC must initiate the rebirth of public education and public health in the country through similar massive investment to build new schools and hospitals, rehabilitate old ones, mass recruitment of teachers and provision of teaching materials.
The PGF Director-General said as we bid farewell to 2021, APC leaders must focus on planning for its February National Convention towards mobilising the support of Nigerians to contribute in every way necessary, including making personal sacrifices to create the New Nigeria everyone desired.
Writing by Abubakar Bestu; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino