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Tinubu reveal meeting with traditional rulers

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By Okunloye Abiodun

Discussions were made on fuel subsidy removal, security, job creation and more.

Details of Friday’s meeting between President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and traditional leaders have been made public. Abiodun Oladunjoye, Director of Information to President Tinubu, revealed the discussion with the royal fathers held under the banner of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCTRN). The president updated them on a number of issues, including the decision of his administration to eliminate fuel subsidies, improvements to security, the creation of new jobs, the preservation of the environment and the upcoming election of main leaders in the 10th National Assembly. He has promised an open-door approach in which anyone can reach out to him at any time with questions or concerns.

President Tinubu urged the traditional leaders to convince Nigerians to trust that petrol pump prices will later come down in light of the decision to abolish the fuel subsidy, which was supported by a number of speakers at the conference. He said, “I am grateful you are paying attention to what I have been doing. You have paid attention to the subsidy removal. Why should we, in good heart and sense, feed smugglers and be Father Christmas to neighbouring countries, even though they say not every day is Christmas?” The subsidy was the chance to bring Nigeria to its stance. Nigeria has great potential but no means to pay its workers. According to him, they made the proper choice.

Many initiatives are being taken to advance the country’s economy.

He explained that while the country might not always be right, it must be correct at least 90% of the time for the sake of the country. While President Tinubu acknowledged the need for essential infrastructure in various parts of the country, he promised that any impediment to the advancement of the Nigerian people would be eradicated. Capital projects are often met with complaints about where the funds will come from if the country’s resources and borders are not secured. He also emphasised the need for capital projects to achieve development.

Furthermore, the president reassured the traditional leaders, who had voiced concerns about the difficulties facing the country, that they need not be concerned. He also said that his government is very aware of Nigerians’ expectations. Regarding the National Assembly’s leadership, the president has asked the leader to advise their subjects who are seeking elective positions on the importance of balancing their ambitions and fostering unity among lawmakers. He said he is willing to collaborate with any member of the National Assembly, adding that the success of the Nigeria project is his top priority. Nigeria has to keep going and make progress. He insisted that Nigeria must develop.

Security challenges and oil theft will be tackled effectively.

Addressing the matter of security, the president reaffirmed his promise to the people of Nigeria to make the sector a priority until each and every Nigerian is able to go to sleep with both of their eyes closed. He highlighted that the unity and cohesiveness of the country could not be endangered and said that every part of the country would get what it is due. He also said that the country would get the good it deserves. They plan to address the issue of unemployment among young people. According to him, it is only when there is prosperity in the country that they would be able to provide jobs for the youth.

More so, the theft of crude oil in the Niger Delta region by some people has been condemned by President Tinubu, who stated that it is detrimental to the growth of the economy. The nation must bring those responsible for this sabotage under control, and it will make every effort to ensure that the rich cultural diversity of the country is utilised to promote the nation’s economic progress, development, and social cohesion. This is known as the devolution of power, and it ought to be their contribution to the growth initiatives people are searching for. Similarly, he stated that it will continue in ways that will be beneficial to the people.

Leaders affirm their commitment to the administration.

On their path, the Chairman and Co-Chairman of NCTRN, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Saad Abubakar, and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, in separate remarks, assured President Tinubu the backing and allegiance of traditional rulers from each of the country’s six geopolitical zones. They told the president that they would continue to pray for him and his determination to bring the country ahead in accordance with his agenda of Renewed Hope. The Sultan congrats the president and Vice President Kashim Shettima on their triumph, a smooth transition, and assumption of office.


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AN-Toni
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8 months ago

Tinubu reveal meeting with traditional rulers.Discussions were made on fuel subsidy removal, security, job creation and more.Express your point of view.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
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8 months ago

The meeting between Tinubu and traditional rulers focused on issues that are critical to Nigeria’s development. The discussions were aimed at finding ways to tackle some of the challenges facing the country. The involvement of traditional rulers is significant, as they can play a vital role in implementing policies and initiatives. Great move my Presido!.. He keeps proofing doubters wrong.

Last edited 8 months ago by Iyanu12345ogg
Abusi
Abusi
Member
8 months ago

The different traditional rulers have a huge role to play when it comes to nation building. There is need to ensure fuel subsidy and other matters don’t get worse to the extent that there will be degradation in the society.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
Member
8 months ago

Discussions were made on fuel subsidy removal, security, job creation and more. No problem about that. But on the government and senators allowances should also be reduce too. Why are they removing things that will affect the masses alone

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
Member
8 months ago

The meeting between President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and traditional rulers on discussions on some issues, particularly the issue of fuel subsidy and security’s is a good one because they are the one closer to the community and they are one that can easily communicate with them in an easy way they will understand.

Haykaylyon26
Member
8 months ago

Traditional chieftains and Tinubu discussed matters vital to Nigeria’s growth during their meeting. Finding solutions to some of the problems the nation is currently facing was the goal of the conversations. Traditional leaders should be included because they can be crucial to putting policies and initiatives into action this is a great move in solving all this problems

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
Member
8 months ago

When it comes to constructing a nation, the many traditional rulers have a significant role to play. It is important to make sure this kind issue is bought to them to come together and find solution to it and other issues we should all come together to make our country good

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
Member
8 months ago

This is a nice idea by our president we have to get all this problems solve once and for all to male the country progress well in the right way meeting with the traditional ruler is one good move that is been made we need all help we can get

Christiana
Christiana
Member
8 months ago

Just within few weeks in power President Tinubu has shown his true capability to be positioned well to revive our economy and makes the country a better place with his proactive actions.

SarahDiv
Member
8 months ago

The recent steps taken by our new President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has proven the president can deliver beyond our expectation.

DimOla
DimOla
Member
8 months ago

The subdidy removal is final and there is no going back on that in order to deal with all cabals holding the country to ransom. The few steps taken by the President is a pointer to the fact of his willingness to perform.

Last edited 8 months ago by DimOla