President Bola Tinubu on Friday said that the restoration of the country to its rightful place in the community of nations requires sacrifice from citizens, including religious and other leaders, News Desk Paper Report.
According to Tinubu’s spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, the President disclosed this in an audience with a delegation of South-West Muslim faithful, led by Alhaji Rasaki Oladejo, in Abuja, on Friday.
Tinubu noted that the current challenges facing the entire nation were only temporary, assuring Nigerians that better days were in the offing.
“We have to believe in one country; we have to believe in Nigeria. We will do our best, and our economy will get better for the benefit of Nigerians. I am very sure of that, and we are putting in the work to ensure that,” the President said.
He noted that the policies and programmes of his administration were aimed at achieving a fairer, better and honest society where hard work would be rewarded and laziness would reap little.
“It is about our future. We must guarantee our future. Almighty Allah will not give us a burden that we cannot bear. He has put us here for a purpose. It may look complex, even rough, but it will get better.
“We avoided it (removing petroleum subsidy) for 40 years. We are all going through the pain now, but for Nigeria not to collapse, we had to remove the fuel subsidy.
“In the history of successful nations, there is nothing more vital than the leadership of a nation making difficult decisions at the right time and for the right reasons. There would have been no money for the sub-nationals,” the President said.