Ex-APC chairman appeals to Nigerians to give Tinubu more time to fix hardships
The former Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State, Dr Ben Nwoye, has urged Nigerians to be patient and give President Bola Tinubu more time to fix hardships within the country.
Nwoye made the appeal on Tuesday in Enugu while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the planned palliative programmes and initiatives cutting across the sectors and human endeavours in the country.
NAN reports that President Tinubu, on Monday, announced a list of planned palliatives in his national broadcast.
The APC stalwart said that the president should be given the benefit of the doubt, adding that Nigerians should take things cool with the president as “he clearly understood the current situation”.
According to him, President Tinubu has done enormous research and brainstormed with his team to come out with laudable palliative programmes and initiatives.
“What the president needed from us now, as Nigerians, is to give him the benefit of doubt and be more patient with him.
“He also needed our encouragement, positive words and prayers for him to succeed with all his good and laudable intentions in terms of palliative programmes and initiatives which he enumerated on Monday.
“President Bola Tinubu has remained a focused and sensitive person all his life and he knows the pain and struggle Nigerians are going though.
“President Tinubu will be the last person to take Nigerians for granted, especially as they pass though some discomforts over the subsidy removal,” he said.
The former chairman, however, urged Nigerians to also look inward and see how much their state and local governments could do to cushion the situation by implementing palliative measures.
He urged Nigerians to also demand palliative from their immediate governments at state and local levels as they took part in monthly sharing of the federation allocation.
“Nigerians should not spare their states and local councils only to direct their needs to the Federal Government alone.
“States and local councils collect monthly federation allocation, which can be used to draw up and implement palliative programmes for Nigerians in their states and localities.”
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