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Niger state governor and member of the G7 governors, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu has said that Bamanga Tukur led Peoples Democratic Party would be shocked to know that the Kawu Baraje-led fraction has more than the identified seven governors.
He said other governors have deliberately chosen to silently support the nPDP.
Speaking in Minna while receiving the Executive Director of the Sir. Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation, Aliyu who refused to disclosed the identity of the ‘silent members’, said, “there are many members of the G7 who intends to remain silent. They are silent members.”
He explained that people only identify the G7 because they (the G7 governors) are the ones most visible explaining that there are some other governors who are in support of them.
The governor enjoined the Sarduana Foundation to ensure that they carry on the good work and promote unity in the north.
He urged the foundation to work in collaboration with other bodies to harness income and improve the lot of northern Nigeria.
He assured the foundation that he would plead with other state governors who have not redeemed their pledges to the foundation.
Earlier, the Executive Director of the Foundation, Dr. Shettima Ajayi disclosed that the foundation has trained 350 women and youths in vocational and entrepreneurship programs adding that most of the trainees have started their own businesses.
He said the foundation has reached out to some northern states affected with insecurity and has been able to give some form of compensation to them.
Ajayi further expressed his appreciation to the Niger state governor for his support to the foundation as the foundation has been able to make impact to the people of the north in all its programmes.