In a compelling nationwide broadcast commemorating Democracy Day, President Bola Tinubu acknowledged the hardships experienced by Nigerians due to the removal of fuel subsidy. With deep empathy, he assured the nation that their sacrifices would not be in vain.
Drawing inspiration from the late MKO Abiola, the symbol of June 12, President Tinubu recognized democracy as the path to eradicate poverty. He emphasized that poverty is a human-created problem, solvable through well-crafted social and economic policies.
President Tinubu expressed his commitment to the decision, carried forward from his predecessor, to eliminate the burden of fuel subsidy. He acknowledged the additional weight this places on the masses but stressed its necessity to liberate the country from the grasp of a few self-serving individuals.
While acknowledging the sacrifices asked of the Nigerian people, President Tinubu pledged to repay their trust and belief in his leadership. He outlined plans for substantial investments in transportation infrastructure, education, reliable power supply, healthcare, and other public utilities. These endeavors aim to enhance the quality of life for all citizens and ensure a prosperous future.
The president’s address underscored the resilience and determination needed to navigate challenging times, assuring the nation that their collective efforts would yield positive outcomes. As Nigerians persevere and make sacrifices for the greater good, President Tinubu’s vision offers a glimmer of hope for a brighter tomorrow.