ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Bukola Saraki, a former Senate President, has advised outgoing governors to abstain from interfering in the governance of their States as they prepare to leave office 29 May.
Saraki also urged the 18 outgoing Governors to brace up for a life after office by making necessary adjustments to play their roles in national development.
Saraki who was a former Governor of Kwara State, gave the charge at the farewell dinner for outgoing Governors held at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.
The one-time Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum made the remark in his goodwill message to the Governors whose tenures come to an end on 29 May, 2023.
While commending them for the services rendered to their respective states, he said: “When you are no longer Governor, allow your successor to do their work. Go back to your families. I am sure your wives, children and grandchildren are counting the days. You are bracing up for a new phase of life which is completely different.
“Spend more time with your families. Save your money for hampers and rams because they won’t come as usual.”
The former Senate President also advised the newly-elected Governors to start planning their exit from day one, even as he stressed on the significance of self challenge for development.
“To our incoming governors, start planning and preparing for governance. Plan your exit from day one and keep challenging yourselves,” he said.