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Friday, 14 July 2017
Tony Blair Pledges To Support Kaduna In Delivering Good Governance
The former British Prime Minister, Mr Tony Blair has pledged to
support Kaduna state and some other state governments in Nigeria to
deliver good governance to the people.
Mr Blair made the pledge on Thursday when he visited Governor Nasir El-Rufai at
his office in the Government House, Kaduna.
He says that the ’Tony Blair
Foundation’’ will assist Kaduna state in terms of technical assistance and
other support to enable it to deliver democratic dividends to its people
especially in the areas of investments, basic education, healthcare and
Mr Blair also met with
members of the Kaduna state executive council at the governor’s office where he
was briefed by the governor and members of his cabinet about the various
successes recorded by their ministries as well as their challenges
which they ask for his assistance.
He commended the relationship
with his country and Nigeria, and how Kaduna and his Foundation will work
together to transform the state’s public service sector for efficient service
delivery and increase prosperity.
He pointed out that the
hardest thing about governance is being able to deliver on campaign promises to
He assured that his foundation’s
members of staff are ready to provide necessary assistance to state governments
Describing the meeting with
Governor El-Rufai as an exciting opportunity to visit Nigeria and see how
governance is being run and done.
Mr Blair says there is
great goodwill and desire for the country to do well under the President
Muhammadu Buhari Administration, especially in the fight against corruption.
For Governor El-Rufai, the
visit of the former Prime Minister is timely as it gave him and his
cabinet members to share his experience in governance with them.