Tinubu: Nigeria Requires Tough Choices Today for a Brighter Tomorrow
President Bola Tinubu, in a significant address to Southwest Muslim leaders on Friday, emphasized the imperative of resolute leadership for Nigeria’s prosperous future. The President’s sentiments were conveyed through a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, titled ‘President Tinubu to S/West Islamic leaders: Sacrifice is required to achieve Nigeria’s restoration.’
During his interaction with the delegation led by Ummah President Rasaki Oladejo at the State House in Abuja, President Tinubu affirmed that the current challenges confronting the nation are transient, assuring the Nigerian populace of brighter days ahead.
“We must have faith in a united Nigeria,” the President declared. “We will exert our utmost efforts, and the economy will improve for the benefit of all Nigerians. I am highly confident of this, and we are diligently working towards it.”
President Tinubu underscored that his administration’s policies and initiatives are designed to foster a more equitable, prosperous, and ethical society where diligence is rewarded and indolence finds little favor. He articulated, “This is about securing our future. We must safeguard our future. The Almighty will not task us beyond our capacity. We are here for a purpose. Though it may seem arduous and challenging, things will improve. We avoided removing the petroleum subsidy for four decades. We are experiencing the discomfort now, but it was necessary to avert the collapse of Nigeria.”
Furthermore, he expressed gratitude for the leaders’ prayers and support, affirming his administration’s commitment to empowering the youth with skills and creating an enabling environment for their prosperity.
Rasaki Oladejo, accompanied by Minister of Marine and Blue Economy Adegboyega Oyetola, lauded President Tinubu for his resolute decision to remove the petroleum subsidy and initiate essential, albeit arduous, reforms. “No leader, whether military or civilian, has been able to resolve the conundrum of petroleum subsidy removal for the nation’s growth. You have accomplished this task, and we believe God will guide you through it,” Oladejo commended.