President Bola Tinubu on Monday asked members of his cabinet
to work hard to revive the country’s economy because Nigeria is in a difficult
Tinubu spoke on Monday when he inaugurated the federal
executive council (FEC) at the Aso Rock villa, Abuja.
The president said the ministers have the capacity to make a
difference in the ministries that they have been assigned to oversee.
“We have talents; we have the level of intellectuals and
capacity to turn this country around,” he said.
“You and I know that
the expectation is high and there is a tough time right now, therefore, we must
work hard, commit ourselves and create a buoyant economy that will serve every
“We must unlock the energy and natural resources of this
country. We must start to produce for ourselves, dig ourselves out of the
woods, focus on education, and healthcare, and make social investments that are
essential for the development of our people.
“Our priority areas are defined in our economic programmes.
Every area is our priority and you belong in the driver’s position to realise
and make that priority a fulfilling promise to the entire nation and the
continent of Africa.”
Tinubu said members of his cabinet must achieve the kind of
economy Nigerians have envisioned.
“I am ready to listen. Like I said to the Nigerian Bar
Association yesterday, I am ready even for corrections because only God is
perfect,” he said.
The president said the ministers should not be afraid of
making decisions as that is the “problem of leadership”.
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