Nigerians Must Embrace New Value System To Progress – Tinubu Says


President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has said that good economics at a harsh time is the challenge that we must face as Nigerians.

This was as he stressed the need for Nigerians to have a change of value system if the nation is to make progress, stressing that no matter how difficult it is and how challenging it can be, he will not turn his back on Nigeria.

Tinubu, who stated these when he received a delegation from the National Assembly led by the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, who visited to felicitate with him on the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir on Monday evening, challenged citizens to have a change of mindset about Nigeria if the nation is to overcome its current challenges.


In the words of the President; “The need for some citizens to change the rent-seeking mindset and become more productive to the economy is a challenge. The need to stop smuggling and all economic sabotage.

“Why should we have people removing rail tracks and all that, stealing electric cables and sabotaging the economy? We must embrace the campaign to change our value system. We must tell our people that the challenge we face is for all of us to change our mindset about our country,” he said.

Tinubu commended the leadership of the National Assembly for the support extended to his administration, which has resulted in some of the important developments recorded by his administration.

According to him; “It is great pride for me to have the best of partners in the National Assembly. We have to drill down and be all-inclusive in our bid to satisfy our people. It is daunting, but we cannot run away from the fact that this country must survive the hardship”.

The President acknowledged the challenges and the task ahead, assuring the nation of his unwavering determination to turn things around.

He further said; “Yes, there is poverty; there is suffering in the land. We are not the only people facing such, but we must face our challenges.

“We must find a way to eliminate banditry and terrorism so that farmers can bring out food from the farmland. If you do not have good roads to bring the food to the population, even if you grow the food and you are losing 60-70 percent to damages, you will pay the price,” Tinubu said.

Speaking with journalists after the meeting, President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio said looking forward, the National Assembly will tinker with some existing legislations to further improve on the nation’s ease of doing business.

The delegation, led by the President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, included the Deputy Senate President, Senator Jibrin Barau; Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Benjamin Kalu, among others.

After meeting with the leadership of the National Assembly, the President met with the Oba of Lagos, His Royal Majesty, Oba Rilwan Akiolu.

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