— You just admitted you have failed, please excuse us,  Fayose tells Buhari 

President Muhammadu Buhari has told Governors of the 36 states of the federation that the economy of the country was in a bad shape.

The President met with the Governors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja for about 30 minutes on Friday.

Speaking with State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Abdulaziz Yari said the President told them to tighten their belts ahead.

On what the President’s response was, he said: “The President responded by thanking and telling us that the economy is in bad shape and that we have to come together and thinking and rethinking on way forward.”

Meanwhile, former governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has reacted to the statement credited to president Buhari, saying that, it is a clear indictment that Buhari led federal government has failed the people and should therefore excuse Nigeria.

Fayose twitted:

“If after spending three and half years as President, you are still complaining that the “economy is in bad shape,” isn’t that a clear indictment of your own govt?

“If by your own assessment, you have failed, shouldn’t you just excuse us?” Fayose said.

In attendance at the NEC are David Umayi (Ebonyi),Abdullahi Umar Ganduje (Kano), Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara), Kashim Shettima (Borno), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Emmanuel Udom (Akwa Ibom), Simon Lalong (Plateau), Abubakar Sani Bello (Niger), Gboyega Oyetola (Osun), Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Nasiru El-Rufai (Kaduna) and Yahaya Bello (Kogi).

Some Deputy Governors are also in attendance including the Deputy Governor of Katsina State, Mannir Yakubu.