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I take full responsibility for the hardship, Nigeria will recover – Tinubu promises

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said he is fully aware of the current economic hardship in the country and takes responsibility for the effect of his policies.

He appealed for patience from Nigerians for the difficulties they have been subjected to on account of government policies, and gave the assurance that there was light at the end of the tunnel.

Tinubu who spoke in Akure, Ondo state during his visit to Pa Reuben Fasoranti, leader of Afenifere, stressed that he would not complain but welcome all criticisms since he was the one who asked to be Nigeria’s President.

This was contained in a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, titled, ‘President Tinubu: I take full responsibility for the nation; we are building an efficient Nigeria that is inclusive and fair to all Nigerians.’

The President said; “Nigeria will survive the current economic challenges. There is light at the end of the tunnel. I requested the job, and I am not complaining about it. I take full responsibility.

“We are meeting our obligations to the international community. To lenders, we have not defaulted, and we are not going to default. We are navigating the twists and bends on the road to Nigeria’s prosperity.

“But, through perseverance, Lagos emerged as the fifth largest economy in the entire continent of Africa. We must manage this moment with wisdom and grow Nigeria responsibly.

“I campaigned for this office to serve Nigeria’s interests and I was elected. Some said I would not last in the tribunal and came up with all sorts of predictions, but even when in court, I remained focused.

“We cannot allow Nigeria’s economy to be exploited. We cannot abandon our economy to marauders. I am determined to re-engineer our finances and curb selfish interests permanently”.