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Nigerians want quick changes —Abdulsalami

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By Usman Oladimeji

People were urged to join hands with govt to overcome challenges.

General Abdulsalami Abubakar GCFR, a former Head of State, has on Saturday, congratulated President Bola Tinubu’s administration on the momentous time of reaching 100 days of tenure in office. He implored Nigerians to collaboratively engage with the government in overcoming the enduring predicaments of fuel subsidy and insecurity, which have persisted since the tenure of the former President Muhammadu Buhari. He extended his congratulations to the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, on his recent appointment, characterizing the information portfolio as an arduous undertaking.

According to a statement issued by Suleiman Haruna, the Deputy Director of Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Information and National Orientation, Abdulsalalmi made the remarks during a grand reception organized by the Niger State Government to honour political prominent figures from the state, including the minister. At the event, the minister provided reassurance to the Nigerian populace, affirming the steadfast commitment of the present administration to continue formulate and implement policies that will foster national values and orientation among the citizenry.

States urged to support the federal govt’s reorientation objective.

In his words, Abdulsalalmi described the role of information portfolio manager as challenging, given the hurdles of promoting the government’s image. “I do not, however, doubt your capabilities, considering your media background, I’m sure you will do well”. The government was put in a tough spot because of the problems with the economy, the fuel subsidies, and the lack of security that had been left for them to deal with. “Nigerians, as a people, want changes to happen quickly. So, my message to them is they should join hands with the government to overcome these challenges”.

Idris beseeched the state governments to give out their unwavering support to the Federal Government’s objective of reorienting the Nigerian populace, arguing that the absence of such collaboration would inevitably impede any significant progress. He said that the ongoing distribution of palliatives throughout various regions will continue until the adversity endured by the populace, consequent to the elimination of fuel subsidies, is duly rectified. Responding to media’ inquiries, the minister mentioned that it is common practice for elder stateman to advocate for peace and unity.

Federal government was aware of its citizens’ needs.

The elder statesmen’s statement echoes that of President Bola Tinubu, who has made promoting the country’s diversity a priority in his administration to drive prosperity. The rich diversity that characterizes Nigeria is a resource that must be harnessed for the betterment of our great nation. He said the federal government was aware of its citizens’ needs and that its eight-point agenda was developed and put into action to solve the country’s most pressing economic and social problems, and as well provide employment opportunities for the youths.

Governor Mohammed Bago extends his felicitations to the individuals who have successfully attained political positions, both at the federal and state levels and thus, he implores these individuals to embody the essence of virtuous representation, thereby becoming a good ambassador of the state. He extolled the Federal Government efforts to alleviate the plight of the populace, assuring that the state governors would diligently fulfill their role in facilitating the distribution of the palliative to the intended beneficiaries.

Citizens have persistently voiced desire for substantial change.

Moreover, the governor explained that Niger State presents ample prospects for agricultural pursuits, owing to its extensive arable lands, which he said, holds the potential to significantly contribute to the government’s plan to heighten Nigerians’ affluence. As earlier stated, Nigerians have persistently voiced their fervent desire for a substantial development and change in the prevailing condition of the country and are growing increasingly impatient. Even so, the citizens has exhibited a heightened inclination towards demanding accountability from the leaders.

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