In his first Democracy Day address, President Tinubu acknowledges the temporary pain caused by fuel subsidy removal and promises to ease the burden on Nigerians.
He emphasizes the necessity of the move to save the country from economic collapse and the control of a few unpatriotic individuals.
The President urges citizens to make sacrifices for the greater good and assures them that their efforts will not be in vain.
He said: “I feel your pain. This is one decision we must bear to save our country from going under and take our resources away from the stranglehold of a few unpatriotic elements.“
“It is for this reason that, in my inauguration address on May 29, I gave effect to the decision taken by my predecessor-in-office to remove the fuel subsidy albatross and free up for collective use the much-needed resources, which had hitherto been pocketed by a few rich.“
“I admit that the decision will impose an extra burden on the masses of our people. Painfully, I have asked you, my compatriots, to sacrifice a little more for the survival of our country.”
Tinubu pledges to invest heavily in transportation infrastructure, education, healthcare, and other public utilities to improve the quality of life for Nigerians.
“For your trust and belief in us, I assure you that your sacrifice shall not be in vain. The government I lead will repay you through massive investment in transportation infrastructure, education, regular power supply, healthcare, and other public utilities that will improve the quality of lives” the president concluded.