- Bola Tinubu has urged all Nigerians to focus on re-electing President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019
- He said President Buhari needs more time to re-engineer Nigeria's economy
- According to Tinubu, treasury looters in the country have eaten the seed of growth in Nigeria
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has said that Nigeria needs President Muhammadu Buhari to re-engineer its economy.
Tinubu said the president would gradually retool Nigeria to prevent it from falling apart.
Speaking during the Eid-El-Kabir celebrations in Lagos, Tinubu said he is very proud of his achievements in Lagos state during his tenure as governor.
“Nigerians adopted democracy; we are going to live through this democratic government. We need a President Buhari to retool and re-engineer, that is what he is doing in the economy and he is doing it gradually, otherwise we don’t want it to fall apart again.
"We were meticulous, dedicated and focused and we lifted the spirits of our people and that is why it is important for Nigerians to be focused now," he said.
He also said that treasury looters in the country have eaten the seed of growth in Nigeria.
"We ate the seed of growth for breakfast. Therefore, there is nothing for lunch or dinner. Nothing to harvest that is what we talk about looters. But it will not take a magical touch to bring it to reality. It takes patience and perseverance. Three years is not enough time for retouching, redevelopment and re-engineering the country.
“There is a lot of hope, there is a lot of expectation, but when the treasury was empty, when the salaries were outstanding, when the quality of life is low, what will you do? We have oil, they didn’t save money and we have not diversified the economy. We have eaten our dinner for breakfast, nothing in the kitchen.
“Economic development and the future of the youth are crucial in the growth of any nation and we are taking care of that. You have to re-grow the economy, re-engineer it from bottom-up, during that process; it is always very difficult for ordinary people," Tinubu added.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Saraki had in response to a letter reportedly written by Tinubu given reasons why he and others left the APC.
The Senate president noted that he had severally complained to Tinubu and a host of party leaders in the APC about the administration of Muhammadu Buhari as well as the need to carry critical stakeholders along.
He also said that the APC national leader has been nursing ambition to become the president of Nigeria at the exipration of Buhari's second tenure.
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