Prepare, free rams, hampers won’t come as usual –  Saraki to outgoing govs

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Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has urged outgoing governors to prepare for life after office, saying free rams and hampers will no longer come as usual. 

Saraki made this charge while peaking at a farewell dinner for the 18 outgoing governors in Abuja on Monday.

The former governor of Kwara, who noted that power is transient, urged the outgoing governors to prepare for life after office which he said can be very challenging.

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,” he said.

“Although the adjustment to everyday life can be challenging, you must embrace this change with a positive outlook.”

Saraki asked the new governors to be reminded that they have been elected in their various states to serve.

He said, “As new leaders prepare to take the helm of affairs across the nation, I want to remind them that Nigeria is facing numerous economic, political, and social challenges that demand collective action.

“Rest assured that we, your older colleagues, are rooting for you and praying for your success as you navigate the challenges that come with governing.”

The event also had the unveiling of ‘A Common Ground’, a pictorial compendium of Kayode Fayemi’s tenure as the chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum.

Saraki said, “This visually compelling narrative serves not only as a walk down memory lane but also as a guide for incoming governors on the importance of legacy and good governance.”

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