As a nation blessed with enormous human and natural resources across its territory, the President of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu, stated that the country has no business being poor. Tinubu gave assurances to the people of Nigeria in a statement that was released on Thursday in Abuja by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, who serves as the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity. In the statement, Tinubu promised that under his leadership, the country’s resources would be appropriately utilised for the benefit of its citizens.
He remarks this in a meeting at the State House in Abuja with a 62-person Rivers delegation that included leaders from the All Progressives Congress (APC) as well as the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The citizens of this nation are not supposed to live in such abject poverty. He assured the people that the table would turn! There is still calm and peace for the people amidst all this chaos. The administration will find it. The country does not have lazy people; it is equipped with many resources.
The hopes and desires of the people will be realised.
Everyone in the country needs to look out for one another and be good citizens. He said that he would not make excuses. In order to ensure that no Nigerian is poor, he plans to work tirelessly for the country with focus, resolve, and commitment. It will charge forth without hesitation. The country may be going against the tide of times right now. Unfortunately, it won’t be long before the waves start pushing it ahead. The hopes and desires of the forefathers will be realised. The president has stated that he finds motivation from the people he now leads.
Regarding the improvement of infrastructure in Rivers State, Tinubu stated that he had heard the plea on the East-West Road axis connecting the Port Harcourt Refinery with Eleme Junction and Onne. He said that Nyesom Wike, minister of the Federal Capital Territory, is a reliable advisor who will investigate the situation and take appropriate action quickly. Not only is the Honourable Minister Wike the Minister of FCT, but he is also a trusted advisor and someone whose work he really likes. The president added that because of his quick start, the state should provide him encouragement.
Commendations were given for the president’s leadership act.
In his remarks, the Governor of Rivers, Siminalayi Fubara, informed the president that the delegates, consisting of leaders of political parties as well as former and current members of the state and National Assembly from various parties, were on a visit to express their gratitude and support with the state. Because of their commitment to principles of equity, fairness, and justice, the citizens of Rivers State cast their vote in favour of the president in the previous general election.
According to Fubara, the state of Rivers is finally beginning to feel the effects of the Federal Government for the first time since the beginning of democracy in 1999. The governor expressed the delegation’s gratitude to the president for appointing qualified residents of the state to key positions in the federal government. In particular, he complimented the president for appointing Wike, Ngelale and other sons and daughters of the land to positions of leadership at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and others.
A 14 billion dollar investment was secured during the G-20 Summit.
On the other hand, Fubara also praised President Tinubu for his accomplishment during the G-20 Summit, an intergovernmental forum consisting of 19 sovereign nations and the European Union (EU). Tinubu was able to get the approval of investments totalling 14 billion dollars for projects around the country. One of these projects was the expansion of Indorama Petrochemicals in Eleme, Rivers. He revealed that the state has just allotted 209 hectares of land in favour of the new investment.