Citizens hail Tinubu’s effort to fix nation’s economy

Some residents of Ado, One Man Village and Masaka in Nasarawa State, have commended President Bola Tinubu’s efforts in fixing the nation’s economy.

The residents made the commendations in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Mararaba.

While some residents hailed Tinubu for what he had done in his one year in the office, others urged him to do better in repositioning the country.

One of the residents, Mr Okoronkwo Okechukuwu, Chief Executive Officer of Okeson Industrial Chemicals, said Tinubu’s first year has been a ‘mixed bag’.

According to him, it is too early to judge his leadership, because he is still trying to correct past mistakes, so we should pray for him and his administration.

‘The challenges faced by the President are enormous, and the fluctuation of the dollar is critical to the Nigerian economy, this has also affected business.

‘My business is something we buy with the dollar, and as the dollar increases the prices of goods go high which affects the business badly,’
he said.

Okechukwu said that in spite of these challenges, Tinubu has the potential to do better and therefore sought prayers for the President.

‘I believe he can do better. His leadership will be better than the last leadership, therefore, fellow Nigerians, I urged us to pray for the government and those in authority and for President Tinubu.

‘This is because if he does well, it is for the betterment of us all,’ he said.

Similarly, Mr Graham Eberechukuwu, a resident of Masaka, said that Tinubu’s first year had been a tale of two halves.

Eberechukwu, who expressed concern over the price of fuel that has gone higher than it was before now, acknowledged the progress made by the President in reducing terrorism.

‘As a country, the rate of terrorism has reduced, and this is the area that President Tinubu has impacted well,’ he said.

He advised Nigerians to be self-reliant saying,’ We cannot rely on the government alone. We need to be self-sufficient and find ways to overcome our challenges.’

Also, Mr Tosin
Owolabi, a resident of Ado and a dealer on second-hand clothing, expressed optimism in spite of the challenges.

‘We are still keeping the faith, in spite of the challenges. Tinubu promised to improve the livelihood of Nigerians and we are waiting to see the results,’

Owolabi, who acknowledged the difficulties faced by the citizens, urged them to exercise patience as things would be better soon.

Meanwhile, Miss Patience Abraham, a fashion designer, lamented that the economic hardship was caused by the removal of fuel subsidy.

‘The first month Tinubu assumed office as the President, the first thing he did was to remove fuel subsidy, and that caused a lot of economic breakdown.

‘This however, led to the increase of price of commodities in the market,’ she said.

Abraham said the economic situation had affected her business seriously, adding that it called for an urgent action to fix the country.

‘The fabrics I got for as low as N1,000 are now N2,500, and it is making the business unprofitable, and clients
are complaining.

‘Before, you can make a dress for N5,000, but now you cannot make that same dress for N10,000 because of the high cost of sewing materials,’ she said.

Abraham said the high cost of transportation was also a major challenge, adding that it had contributed to the high cost of things generally.

‘A common man can no longer feed three times a day now in Nigeria. A ‘mudu’ of beans is now N2,300, as against N800. Things have not been easy.

‘As Tinubu marks his first year in office, I hope for a better future.

‘Let us keep praying, work hard and hope that as the years go by the president will try to fix the country,’ she said.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria