Blair Foundation offers to assist govs on development
FORMER British Prime Minister Tony Blair last night met with state governors at the State House in Abuja with a pledge to assist them to deliver change in the areas of their choice and overcome developmental challenges.
The former Premier, who is the President of the Tony Blair Foundation, had interaction with the governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) at the old Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja, where he briefed them on what his Foundation had to offer to help the states to deliver on their promises.
Blair said the Foundation already has people in Nigeria working and ready to provide the necessary assistance to state governments whenever required.
Blair admonished the governors that the hardest thing about governance was being able to deliver on the promises to the people.
He said: “Politics is real tough business and the most tough challenge is how you get things done and you need great ideas with great reality
“What we do therefore is 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
“Our purpose is whenever the leader desires that the country faces key priorities, we have put people into support at leadership delivering change.