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Nigerians deserve a better country, Tinubu says

National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, says that Nigeria’s present economic predicament calls for discourse over the type of economy the people want.

This is as he said that Nigerians deserve a better country which he promised, that the current government is committed to achieving that.

Tinubu in his Sallah message noted that what Nigerians are clamouring for is a better country, more empowerment, job opportunities and an overall strong economy. And all these he said, will soon be taken care of as the present administration is determined to ensure they are achieved.

He called on Nigerians to view the present hardship as only a phase which the country will overcome in no long time, adding that it was not the desire of the Muhammadu Buhari APC-led Federal Government for the people.

Tinubu stated this through his media office, as he called on Nigerians to support the government in building a new, vibrant economy.

He said, “This economic predicament is not of our making or choosing. It came not by invitation. The economic downturn represents a tough challenge not lightly overcome. No one wished that such an impediment would confront us. Now, we must rise to the occasion. Our economic situation presents an opportunity for us to do something we have avoided too long.

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“The present circumstance demands that we engage in a discourse concerning the type of ‘post-oil era’ economy we truly want and what are the ideological underpinnings and policy thrusts needed to erect this new architecture.

“This architecture must be inward looking and home-grown starting with the boosting of the agricultural economy leading to a diversification we have all longed for. As the government re-tools and re-fines different policies, we as citizens must locate our role and responsibility and join hands with this government until the clouds of recession recedes.

“A new horizon beckons for Nigeria sooner rather than later as we pass through a necessary phase often experienced in the life of virtually all nations. Nigerians deserve a better country, more empowerment, job opportunities and an overall strong economy. The current government is committed to achieving this”, he stated.

By Ebere Ndukwu …

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