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Tinubu took unprecedented steps to avert national crisis – Abiodun

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has asserted that President Bola Tinubu was compelled to take unprecedented measures, such as the deregulation of petroleum pricing, to avert a national crisis when he assumed office.

The Ogun State Governor said this while noting that the President inherited a nearly non-functional economy on the verge of collapse when he took over on 29, May, 2023.

Abiodun spoke while answering questions on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics on Sunday.

He commended President Tinubu’s boldness and proactive approach to tackling issues affecting the country since he took over power on 29 May.

 “The President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration has been very bold and audacious. They have taken the bull by the horns. They have done what no other government has done in the history of Nigeria”.

Abiodun expressed confidence in Tinubu‘s government, despite initial challenges resulting from fuel subsidy removal and currency liberalization.

“They have had to deregulate to save Nigerians and they deregulated at a time when the pricing of petroleum was at the largest margin. But knowing fully well, they either did that then or the country would be brought to its knees. Like they said, there can’t be any gain without pain. He has inherited an administration that was almost comatose.”

He expressed optimism about the country’s future under Tinubu’s leadership, urging patience from Nigerians while emphasizing that as a former governor, senator, and accountant, the President has the wherewithal to tackle all the challenges confronting the country.

“You know our President, besides being a former governor and a senator, he is also an accountant,” he said on the current affairs show.

“So, he is someone who is very spot on and all hands are on deck to turn this economy around. We are very hopeful and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

credit: PM News