, Don’t Meddle In Your Successors’ Affairs, Saraki, Aliyu Advise Outgoing Govs -

Don’t Meddle In Your Successors’ Affairs, Saraki, Aliyu Advise Outgoing Govs

Bukola Saraki, a former president of the Senate, has encouraged outgoing governors to abstain from interfering with state affairs until they leave office at the end of this month.

Saraki, who is also a former governor of Kwara State, gave advice to the 18 outgoing governors during a farewell dinner for them that was hosted in Abuja. He encouraged them to embrace a new stage of life and contribute to the growth of the country.

In his letter of goodwill to the governors, Saraki praised them for the work they had done for their various states but emphasized the need to give their successors freedom to do their jobs.

“Let your successor take over when you are no longer governor,” he remarked. Visit your families once more. Your wife, kids, and grandchildren are undoubtedly counting down the minutes. You are preparing for a brand-new, drastically different stage of life.

“Be with your families more often. Because they won’t arrive as usual, save your money for hampers and rams.

“Let your successor take over when you are no longer governor,” he remarked. Visit your families once more. Your wife, kids, and grandchildren are undoubtedly counting down the minutes. You are preparing for a brand-new, drastically different stage of life.

“Be with your families more often. Spend your savings on rams and hampers because they won’t come as usual.”

Babangida Aliyu of Niger State, another former governor, gave his insights about life after office and challenged both incoming and returning governors to put the needs of the people above everything else, regardless of their party allegiances.

Power personalization should be avoided, Aliyu advised, as it may have unfavorable effects.

People will occasionally claim that this is our time, Aliyu added. Don’t commit that error. A former governor who committed that error is currently out on the streets.

“Just because you are governors today does not mean that you are the best,” Aliyu stressed, emphasizing that becoming a governor does not automatically make one the best or the smartest. We weren’t all the smartest students in the class. Maybe we were among the last 10 students in the class. Therefore, don’t consider that you are governors, you must impose your successor.”

Ibrahim Dankwambo, a former governor of Gombe State, discussed the difficulties of moving from office to post-office life while emphasizing a humorous anecdote involving a former governor who missed a flight because he relied on his assistants for reminders while he was in office.

Aside from cautioning departing governors against interfering in the affairs of their successors, Dankwambo also suggested that they prepare for retirement by taking part in worthwhile pursuits.

“You are retiring from work, not life,” he added. Do not meddle with the business of your forebears. Your health cannot be taken for granted as you age. The strain must be endured.

Amina Mohammed, the deputy secretary general of the United Nations, emphasized the importance of states working hard for their populations, saying that without solid foundations, Nigeria cannot become great.

“Nigeria cannot be great without the states,” she said, calling for alliances and intentional policies to empower Nigerian women. We are aware that our foundation is weak, but with effort, this country can improve.

A distinguished group of former, current, and incoming governors, including Kayode Fayemi, Aminu Tambuwal, Aminu Masari, Charles Soludo, Bala Mohammed, Babagana Zulum, Dauda Lawal, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia, and others, attended the goodbye meal.

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