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Nigeria not the only country facing poverty – Tinubu

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said Nigeria is not the only country which is contending with poverty as it is a global challenge.

He made this remark on Tuesday, June 18 when he received a delegation from the National Assembly who came to felicitate with him on the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir.

The president also beckoned on Nigerians to do their part in tackling banditry and terrorism because it is the easiest way to end poverty and suffering in the country.

A statement by Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Ajuri Ngelale, quoted Tinubu as saying that it is imperative for Nigerians to have a change of value system for the nation to make progress.

Tinubu 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 per cent to damages, you will pay the price.

“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.”