Former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair has expressed his readiness to assist Nigerian states’ governors deliver on the various promises they made during election campaigns.
He made this promise at the presidential villa, Abuja during a meeting with the state governors.
Blair noted that the hardest thing about governance was in being able to deliver on campaign promises.
He further pledged that his “Tony Blair Foundation” was open to “the cry for help from any state in need of assistance”.
Blair said, “Politics is a real tough business and the toughest challenge is how you get things done and you need great ideas, with great reality. What we do therefore is to work with countries,”
“We work in different countries in Africa where we help leaders either at the national level or state level to make a change.
“There is great goodwill and desire for the country to do well and my foundation, as a charity organisation, will be collaborating and working at the state level wherever you’ve got priorities.
“Where you think you need some help, we are there ready to have people come live and work with your people to make that change happen.”
While describing the meeting as “an exciting opportunity to visit Nigeria and meet with the governors, especially in the face of the current oil price,” Blair promised to avail the expertise of his foundation in assisting the governors’ decision making.