President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has emphasized that his administration’s policies and programs are designed to create a more equitable, improved, and transparent society,Daily Trust report.
During a meeting with a delegation of South-West Muslim leaders led by Alhaji Rasaki Oladejo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Tinubu stressed the need for sacrifices to propel the country forward.
“It’s about our future. We must secure our future. Almighty Allah will not burden us beyond our capacity. We are here for a purpose. It may appear challenging, even rough, but it will improve. We avoided removing the petroleum subsidy for 40 years. We are all enduring the hardship now, but we had to remove the subsidy to prevent Nigeria from collapsing,” he explained.
Tinubu underscored the significance of leaders making tough decisions at the right time and for the right reasons in the success of nations. He assured Nigerians that the current challenges are temporary and better days lie ahead.
“We need to have faith in our country, in Nigeria. We will put in our best efforts, and our economy will improve for the benefit of Nigerians. I am very confident of that, and we are working hard to ensure it,” he affirmed.
The President also expressed his commitment to empowering the youth with skills and creating a conducive environment for their prosperity.
Alhaji Rasaki Oladejo, President of the Ummah, along with Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola, commended President Tinubu for his bold decision to remove the petroleum subsidy and initiate necessary, albeit challenging reforms.
“No leader, whether military or civilian, has been able to address the difficult issue of removing the petroleum subsidy for our country’s growth. You have accomplished it, and God will guide you through it,” Alhaji Oladejo praised.