Osinbajo, Tinubu optimistic about Nigeria’s future
Former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, has affirmed that current strategic measures being taken by the present administration would vitiate against the pangs of projected economic recession in the country.
For effect, Tinubu said the focus at this period should not be on inflation, but rather on initiatives that could create jobs and enhance the quality of living for the people.
He spoke just as Vice President Yemi Osinbajo urged Nigerians to continue to pray for the administration, stressing that although these were trying times, God would surely bring the country to the Promise Land.
Tinubu, in a Democracy Day message yesterday, explained that the current economic diversification drive of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration presents a potent pedestal for the revival of the nation’s economy on a sustainable basis, stressing that the strategy would be more recession- resistant because “the economy will rest on multiple revenue sources instead of a single source that is dependent on foreign consumer preferences over which we have little control”.
He stressed the need for Nigeria to sustain its democracy through sustained efforts at good governance, devoid of ills and impunity of the past.
According to Osinbajo, the nation would fulfil its promise of being a land flowing with milk and honey for all her people.
Speaking at a service to mark the first anniversary of the Buhari administration in Abuja, the Vice President noted God has been faithful to the nation, stressing that many countries may not have stood the several pressures and challenges that had continued to “confront us as a people.”
He observed that the glory of a restored Nigeria is in “our acts of sacrifices and prayers”, adding that the “Lord who has brought us this far, will never take us back.”