“The suffering and hardships you’re experiencing now is necessary” – Tinubu to Nigerians
President Bola Tinubu and state governors expressed their unwavering confidence in Nigeria’s future prosperity, assuring the nation’s citizens that the current economic hardships and sacrifices were essential steps toward achieving abundance and a better tomorrow.In separate statements delivered on the occasion of the Sallah celebrations held nationwide, Tinubu and the governors emphasized the necessity of enduring the present challenges to pave the way for a brighter future.Addressing the public in Lagos following the Eid prayers at the Obalende Muslim Prayer Ground near Dodan Barracks, the former seat of power in Lagos, President Tinubu asserted, “We have to make the sacrifices, and that is clear, we have to.” His sentiments were conveyed through a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Special Duties, Communication, and Strategy, Dele Alake, titled “Nigeria will experience peace, stability, and prosperity, President Tinubu declares at Lagos Eid Prayer Ground.”Tinubu acknowledged the prevailing economic hardships as a bearable burden, highlighting the belief that “Allah will not give you a burden that you cannot carry.” Thus, he encouraged Nigerians to maintain faith in divine intervention and expressed optimism that the country would eventually achieve peace, stability, and prosperity.Expressing gratitude to the Almighty for preserving their well-being, Tinubu extended his prayers for robust health and prosperity for all. He conveyed his hope that the sacrifices made would yield fruitful outcomes. Reiterating the need for collective sacrifices, he reminded citizens that Allah would not burden them beyond their capacity. He emphasized the importance of having faith in the nation and unity among its people, urging Nigerians not to let religious or tribal identities overshadow their shared national identity.Furthermore, Tinubu offered prayers for the valiant Nigerian troops who are courageously combating insurgency on the frontline, expressing his unwavering support for their triumph. “Nigeria will see peace, stability, and God will grant peace to those of us at the war front,” he affirmed, demonstrating his unwavering commitment to the country’s security and well-being.