The National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, yesterday urged Nigerians to resist recession and endure inflation in the face of stark economic challenges.
Tinubu, former Governor of Lagos State, also said the period of economic challenges was not the time to lament, murmur or give in to despair, but a period all should make contribution in order to win.
He canvassed the positions in a statement he issued yesterday to make the 17th anniversary of civil rule in the country, in which he called for a fiscal policy that “stands unrivalled in its range and its objectives.”
Comprehensively, in his statement, Tinubu outlined reasons all Nigerians should work together as a sovereign people to defend democracy irrespective of what might be the challenges they were facing.
According to him, we must be the voice and masters of our collective destiny. We must be more active in expressing what we want government to do in order to better this nation and its governance.
The national leader therefore challenged the people “to articulate their opinions and goals to give government the input and impetus necessary for it to be as responsive and benevolent as possible.”
Likewise, Tinubu called for the need to restructure the domestic economy of Nigeria while acknowledging that restructuring “our economy is the most complex challenge before us.”
To accomplish economic rescue, he said: “We need a fiscal policy that stands unrivalled in its range and its objectives. Government must dedicate unprecedented amounts for productive expenditure in our transportation infrastructure, power generation, food security and job creation.”