In his fight to rejig the state of the economy and build a vibrant economy, President Bola Tinubu has decided that he will not be a part of those dragging the economy down.
Tinubu is the man that removed petrol subsidy that the World Bank said had cast many deeper into poverty.
But for him, he will not be part of those that will destroy Nigeria with fuel subsidy.
The president described those partaking in the economic destruction of the country as enemies of the nation.
At a reception in his honour by the Lagos State Government.
Tinubu said the Nigerian economy was bleeding from the oil subsidy regime that should never be allowed to continue under any guise.
“We need to stop the bleeding of our finances through fuel subsidy and the arbitrary exchange regime. We have no choice.
“We’ve to re-engineer the effectiveness of control and management of our resources in order to meet the obligations owed to Nigerians.
“We will be needing the necessary resources to achieve the promise we made to Nigerians during our campaign.
“I could have said yes I want a share of my benefit and participate in the arbitrage. But no, God forbid. That’s not why you elected me,” he said.
Furthermore, the president said that Nigerians would continue to see new and better initiatives for the benefit of, not only the adults, but the children who are the future of the country.
Mr Tinubu pledged to work with the national assembly and state governors in a true separation of power to achieve the renewed hope agenda of his administration.
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, addressing governors said the state governors were in full support of the policies and programmes of the present administration.
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He said that the support of the state governors was important towards the realisation of the dream of a better Nigeria.
Similarly, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara said the state governors were in support of the urgent need for Mr Tinubu to reposition Nigeria’s economy.
“The removal of the petroleum subsidy and reversal of the arbitrary exchange regime was the right step in repositioning the country,” AbdulRazaq, who is also the Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum, said.
Former governor of Lagos, Raji Fashola, who represented past governors of Lagos state, assured the president of their continued loyalty to the Tinubu administration.
“We want you to know that we are only a phone call away. Whenever you need us, any of the class that you have mentored, we are ready to serve you once again,” he said.
On the whole, it was a full show of support from members of the National Assembly and governors who stood up on the podium with their current and former members in solidarity with the president.
President Tinubu’s administration is one seen as aggressive with tackling corruption and clogging leakages.
One of such actions that show this position or body language is the investigations ongoing against the chairman of the anti-graft agency, and the apex bank’s chief.
Find in this video the real reason the Department of State Services invited the chairman of the EFCC for questioning few weeks after Tinubu took over office.