Connect with us


2024: Atiku counsels Tinubu’s govt on how to address hardship in Nigeria



The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the last general elections, Atiku Abubakar, on Sunday, counseled President Bola Tinubu’s administration on how to address the hardship faced by Nigerians in the coming year.

In his New Year message to Nigerians, the former vice president urged the president to revamp the country’s economy, reduce the cost of goods and services, and improve security in 2024.

He expressed hope that things would be better in 2024 than they were in the outgoing year.

Atiku wrote: “The past year was a challenging year, but the lessons that we took away from it are what should prepare us for the future that the New Year holds.

“I believe that one of the reasons the Almighty created time and season is for us to take stock of our realities and effect necessary amends.

“Certainly, many families and businesses already know the intensity of the trying times that we are currently going through – though we could have taken a completely different pathway, had the government been smarter with their policy prescriptions.

READ ALSO: In New Year message, PDP charges Nigerians to speak out against Tinubu govt’s unfavorable policies

“The rising cost of food items, goods, and services, the malfunction in our national economy, and the degenerating state of our national and community security are all existential challenges that we have to face squarely in the New Year.

“While many companies have closed their operations in Nigeria and moved their enterprise elsewhere with clearer policies and visions, the situation of life for Nigerians keeps getting direr.

“To walk back from these throes of adversities will require a well-thought vision of National Planning that will deliberately make the common people of Nigeria the centrepiece of our development.

“The Year 2024 is still new on its canvas; and so, there is ample time for the current government to champion a pathway to addressing the acute hardship that Nigerians are going through.

“The government must show a clear direction of its policy projections and desist from the subsisting behaviour of groping in the dark.

“While I congratulate all Nigerians for witnessing this New Year, I also wish to call on everyone to double our efforts to put our respective families and businesses in good shape.”

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now