“Tinubu not overwhelmed”- Information Minister

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The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, has said that the call for the resignation of the President by the People’s Democratic Governors forum was just a mere distraction.

The Minister while reacting to the call on Sunday urged the governors to be more invested in supporting the President in bringing succor to the people.

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His words:

“It is our considered view that the PDP and its governors should not be seeking through the back door of intimidation, what they have consistently failed to achieve by democratic means since 2015.

“Those who could not bring transformational change when they had a lengthy chance to, should not seek to interrupt or distract those who are busy at work on the presidential vision that Nigerians elected them to implement.

“The administration of President Bola Tinubu has also, since inception, generously extended financial support to all the State Governments, regardless of partisan affiliation.

“In addition, the removal of the petrol subsidy,

The Minister also noted that the present administration was also focused on consolidating on the programs of the Buhari led administration in terms of large-scale infrastructure, social welfare, prioritizing the equipping and welfare of the military and security, and also putting Nigeria in its rightful economic position in the world.

According to him:

“Boko Haram and its affiliates, on the ascendancy in 2014/2015, have since been decimated, and similar bold gains are now being made with bandits and other criminals.
“Nigerians have not forgotten that it was theAPC administration that cleared several liabilities left behind by the PDP government, such as subsidy claims by oil marketers, Paris Club Refunds, unpaid pensions, gratuities, and salary arrears owed various categories of pensioners from liquidated and existing State-Owned Enterprises.

“Major oil sector reforms that the PDP TOUTED CONTINUING legacies of the ruling AllProgressives Congress (APC).

“All of these have been accomplished without access to the oil windfall that the PDP
government enjoyed for much of the time that it was in power, and also against the backdrop of the most devastating global shock since the Second World War: the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“We must continue to state these facts so Nigerians will know where we are coming from, and appreciate what is being done in its full context.

President Tinubu is not and will never be overwhelmed by the current challenges the country is facing. He will not abdicate his responsibilities. He will courageously continue to wrestle with the challenges and surmount them, laying a durable foundation for the new Nigeria that is emerging.

He has also never shied away from acknowledging the pain of ongoing reforms, and has seized every opportunity to assure Nigerians.

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