Tony Blair

Tony Blair meets El-Rufai in Kaduna

Former British Prime Minister, Mr. Tony Blair, on Thursday pledged his support for Kaduna State Governor, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, in his bid to deliver good governance to people of the state.

Blair, who was the British Prime Minister for 10 years, made the pledge when he visited Governor El-Rufai at Sir Kashim Ibrahim Government House, Kaduna.

The former British PM now runs a foundation which builds capacity of government officials on good governance.

He said: “The Tony Blair Foundation would assist Kaduna State in terms of technical assistance and other supports to enable it deliver democratic dividends to its people especially in the areas of investments, basic education, healthcare and agriculture.”

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 successes recorded by their ministries as well as their challenges and asked for his assistance.

He commended the relationship between his country and Nigeria, and how Kaduna and his Foundation would 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 the people.

Blair, however, assured that his Foundation’s staff were ready to provide necessary assistance to the state government whenever required.

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