Nigeria Needs New Economic Strategy — Tinubu

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The National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has called for economic restrategising and re-planning to achieve sustainable prosperity in Nigeria.

Tinubu told newsmen after Eid prayers at Dodan Barracks praying ground in Lagos yesterday that lack of solid foundation contributed to the nation’s current economic situation.

“Without a good and solid foundation, we cannot achieve a sustainable economic prosperity. We depended solely on one channel of revenue. So, we need to re-strategise and replan, but that planning period is always a very difficult period in any family, organisation and nation. “That is what we are experiencing now, but it is for a better and stronger future. The political and economic stability we are enjoying in Lagos today is as a result of a solid foundation,” he said.

In her message, Lagos State Deputy Governor, Idiat Adebule, urged Nigerians to uphold the significance of Eid el-Kabir, total trust and obedience to God to accelerate the pace of economic recovery.

Adebule also urged them to celeB.rate peacefully and reach out to the less privileged among them. “We can only enjoy Allah’s favour when we totally trust and obey His will. He is our creator and He knows what is best for us as individuals and as a nation,” Adebule said.

Also, the Majority Leader in the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, called on Nigerians to be patient and not lose hope. Gbajabiamila said President Muhammadu Buhari was making effort to reform the economy. “I urge us to be prayerful and by God’s grace we shall get better and stronger as a nation,’’ he said.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Fatai Owoseni, called for reflection on the significance of Eid elKabir and modest celeB.ration to reduce crime. Owoseni advised residents to be security conscious and cooperate with security agents to ensure a crime-free celeB.ration.

The Chief Imam of Lagos, Sheikh Garuba Akinola-IB.rahim, called for greater sacrifice from both government and citizens to survive the period of recession.

“In the spirit of Eid el-Kabir, we urge the government to double up efforts to avoid our situation from getting to a critical stage which can rub off negatively on all government’s achievements so far. I also urged the citizens to exercise patience and be prayerful in this trying period. We need to focus on our strength in diversity and utilise our unique gifts to improve our present economy,” AkinolaIB.rahim said. (NAN)

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