Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung, has described governors that run to the state house in Abuja to complain about attacks carried out by herdsmen in their state as ‘shameless and coward’.
The Minister stated this when he spoke to newsmen in Abuja yesterday February 13th. According to the Minister, the office of a governor is not for the feeble hearted.
According to Him:
“One office I don’t envy in my life is the office of the governor in Nigeria. I told the governor of Lagos State so. The responsibility of the governors is so enormous and anybody occupying that office should know it. He has the responsibility to protect the lives of Nigerians living within his territory. He has the responsibility of developing policies that will move the state forward and the responsibility of developing economic policies that will fast-track economic development in the state. The governors are the custodians of lives in the whole state and hold it in trust for the people. They also collect and manage monthly statutory allocations including what the APC government introduced like the Paris Club bailout. The governors just manage this for the benefit of those living in the state.