The Progressive Councillors Forum, PCF, says President Muhammadu Buhari is the most friendly grassroots President in Nigeria.
Citing his many interventions, the PCF said the president’s persistence in ensuring autonomy for Local Government Councils was politically wise.
It made the commendation during a visit to the Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, at the State House in Abuja.
Led by its National Chairman, Mr. Sunday Achor, said the determination with which the President pursued the actualization of Local Government Autonomy had demonstrated his dedication to the tenets of democracy, and development at the grassroots.
As lawmakers closest to the people, Sunday Achor said LGC autonomy would breathe confidence into the federal structure, strengthen democracy by encouraging participation, and bring governance to those most affected by policies.
He said President Buhari’s intervention through bailouts to states directed at ordinary workers who were not been paid, approval of refunds to state governments, and social security for the underprivileged and victims of misfortunes had clearly revealed his passion for the people.
Mr. Femi Adesina assured members of the PCF of President Buhari’s willingness to partner citizens and associations in building the economy, with a focus on the grassroots.