President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said that for Nigeria to actualise its potential, the country needs consistent prayers and hard work.
Tinubu stated this while addressing the press after performing the lesser Hajj, Umrah, on Sunday in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, adding that he is committed to changing the narrative of Nigeria for the benefit of all Nigerians.
The president assured that his administration was determined to change the narrative through various reforms, programmes and policies that would ultimately benefit the citizens.
He said; ‘’The prospect of the country is yet to blossom to the level that we require. It needs hard work and consistent prayers by each and every one of us. We are committed to use our strength to bring out this potential for the benefit of all Nigerians.
‘’That’s why we are here and May Allah accept all our prayers, individually and collectively, for the good of the nation and its people. There is the need for me to thank God for what he has done for me.
‘’For his guidance, his blessings, and his answers to my prayers and the country’s prayers and for the good of all humanity, I have to give thanks to God at every opportunity”.
Tinubu is in Saudi Arabia for the Saudi-Africa summit attended by African leaders and the business community from both countries.
Bauchi, Niger and Katsina state governors as well as the Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, NNPCL Group chief executive officer and other top government officials, traveled with the president to perform the ritual.