President Bola Tinubu emphasised the necessity of making sacrifices to restore the country to its rightful place among nations. The President made this statement during an audience with a delegation of South-West Muslim faithful led by Alhaji Rasaki Oladejo in Abuja on Friday, as conveyed by Presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale.
President Tinubu addressed the temporary challenges facing the nation, assuring Nigerians that brighter days were on the horizon. He expressed a firm belief in a unified Nigeria, pledging the government’s commitment to improving the economy for the benefit of its citizens. He highlighted the administration’s policies and programmes aimed at creating a fair, better, and honest society where hard work is rewarded and indolence yields little.
“It is about our future. We must guarantee our future. Almighty Allah will not give us a burden that we cannot bear. He has put us here for a purpose. It may look difficult; even rough, but it will get better,” President Tinubu asserted.
He addressed the removal of petroleum subsidy, stating, “We avoided it (removing petroleum subsidy) for 40 years. We are all going through the pain now, but for Nigeria not to collapse, we had to remove the subsidy.” He emphasized that making challenging decisions at the right time and for the right reasons is crucial for the success of a nation.
President Tinubu also expressed gratitude for the leaders’ prayers and support and assured them of his administration’s commitment to empowering the youth with skills and creating an enabling environment for their prosperity.
Alhaji Rasaki Oladejo, accompanied by Minister of Marine and Blue Economy Adegboyega Oyetola, commended President Tinubu for his courage in removing the petroleum subsidy and for initiating essential reforms. “There had been no leader, military, or civilian that could break this hard nut of removing petroleum subsidy for us to grow as a country. You have done it. God will see you through,” Oladejo lauded.