Nigerians desire swift transformation. FG to Abdulsalami
A former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, has told the current administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu that Nigerians need change to happen quickly.
The former Head of State said this when the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, paid courtesy visits to him and another former head of state, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, on Sunday.
At the home of the two statesmen, the minister said visits to elders are part of Nigeria’s cultural heritage.
The minister noted that the fatherly role they have provided for this country over the years will continue to be appreciated.
He also informed them of the resolve of President Tinubu to return Nigeria to its path of glory.
Abdulsalami congratulated President Tinubu’s administration for clocking 100 days in office and the Hon. Minister on his appointment.
“The information portfolio is a tough job, having to market the image of government at a difficult time,” the former Head of State said.
“The government faced a very difficult situation and inherited many challenges with the economy, fuel subsidies, and security.
“Nigerians, as a people want changes to happen quickly. So, my message to them is they should join hands with the government to overcome these challenges.”
The Minister, responding to questions from the media, added, “President Tinubu is always talking about using our diversity for prosperity, and that is the message the elder statesmen also echoed here.
“Nigeria is a very diverse country, and we should use that diversity positively for the progress and development of our dear nation.”