Going by the phrases of the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Sunday, December 11, at a townhall assembly, there may be little or little doubt that the previous governor of Lagos state is dedicated to to bringing to an finish the woes of the nation if he turns into Nigeria’s president subsequent yr. BAYO AGBOOLA reviews from Ibadan
Townhall assembly with Muslim clerics
The event was a townhall assembly with Muslim leaders of Southwest Nigeria held on the Jogor Centre in Ibadan, Oyo state and the physique of Muslim clerics have confronted him with the myriads of issues plaguing Nigeria equivalent to insecurity, unemployment, poor economic system, amongst others.
The response of Tinubu didn’t fell shot of his regular present of confidence when he stated, “I’m the one one that may do it, God will assist me to fulfil all my guarantees to Nigerians, God is our pathfinder, God will set my foot to the correct path after I get there.”
The assembly paraded notable Islamic leaders from throughout the South West states together with President of Muslim Ummah of South West (MUSWEN), Alhaji Rasaki Oladejo MUSWEN Government Secretary, Professor Muslih Yahya, Director of Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) Professor Isiaq Akintola and President-Basic, League of Imans and Alfas of Yorubaland, Sheikh Jamiu Kewulere Bello, amongst others
The APC presidential candidate had arrived the venue of the assembly at about 1:20pm with a high quality entourage comprising the Deputy Governor of Lagos state, Obafemi Hamzat, former Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Hon. Dimeji Bankole and Hajia Hadiza Bala Usman and others.
Tinubu’s entourage alone spoke quantity of his extensive acceptability and assist for his candidature amongst his kinsmen from throughout Yorubaland no matter their spiritual leaning and affinity.
Setting the agenda
Welcoming the APC presidential candidate to the City corridor assembly, President-Basic, League of Imams and Alfas of Yorubaland, Sheikh Jamiu Kewulere Bello was available to set agenda for the erstwhile Lagos state governor within the occasion he’s elected as president of the nation.
They requested Asiwaju Tinubu to sort out the rising spate of insecurity and unemployment in Nigeria if elected, making an allowance for that as at current, insecurity and unemployment are of utmost precedence to the Imams and Alfas within the South West area.
Additionally they expressed displeasure with the rising insecurity and unemployment within the nation, including, “there have been kidnapping circumstances within the nation. Please assist us to sort out it. Secondly, our youngsters have gone to high school, they’ve graduated, and most of them haven’t any jobs. We wish you to assist us to supply jobs for them while you get there”.
President of Muslim Ummah of South West (MUSWEN), Alhaji Rasaki Oladejo in his personal welcome comment stated, “This assembly was organised for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to immediately interact Muslim leaders within the South West, to unveil his plans. A great authorities will result in financial improvement. Together with your pedigree, we imagine that you would be able to take Nigeria to a higher peak when elected.”
It was the flip of the presidential candidate to mount the podium and handle the League of Imams and Alfas in addition to different outstanding Islamic leaders and students on the assembly.
Tinubu left nobody doubtful that he was versed within the Nigeria undertaking and knew precisely what to do and find out how to do them in reshaping Nigeria for good if given the prospect in 2023.
He instructed them, “Nigeria is a superb nation bless with many pure sources, nevertheless it’s residents haven’t utilised it.
“I’m the one one that may do it, God will assist me to fulfil all my guarantees to Nigerians, God is our pathfinder, God will set my foot to the correct path after I get there. There was commotion after I stated it’s my flip, one is when somebody stated it’s my flip, one other is for God to reply prayer, solely God enthrones, I don’t simply need to get there however at all times do the service to humanity.
“If elected, there can be credit score for merchants and there can be commodity market which might function an avenue for promoting their items and companies. There will even be secure energy provide, Nigeria began with Indian when it comes to electrical energy, Indian have moved ahead, it’s not as if they’re wiser than us, our schooling sector would even be taken care of; there wouldn’t be any strike within the public establishment if I emerge. It’s not good to not have docs and instrument in our hospitals, I need to guarantee you that if I’m elected along with your vote because the president, well being of Nigerians shall be prioritised”.
Asiwaju Tinubu careworn: “This election season has been a hybrid of details and falsehood, fact and lies. I would love the election to be one primarily based on details and fact. What’s a candidate’s report of efficiency and what are his insurance policies. I ask you to induce your followers to return out and vote and to take action correctly. Vote for a candidate that has imaginative and prescient for a peaceable, affluent Nigeria the place tolerance and compassion undergird our constitutional and authorized rights.
“My pledge for equity and justice is according to the tenets of Islamic religion. A frontrunner in a plural society like ours is enjoined to be a frontrunner of all. If elected, I shall govern in an sincere and democratic method in concord with our nation’s structure.”
The APC presidential candidate whereas making reference to his glorious stewardship as Lagos state governor promised to make use of that have to steer Nigeria within the “similar spirit of innovation and pragmatic imaginative and prescient to uplift the nation and renew the hope of Nigerians.
“There shall be no going again in his willpower to finish reign of terror, kidnappings and different violent crimes within the nation by recruiting extra personnel that may be skilled and retrained, along with offering extra safety instruments and devices for efficient combat towards felony parts.
On Nigeria’s economic system, the APC Presidential candidate stated it can be diversified and restructured in the direction of attaining at the very least six per cent development yearly and that these objectives can be achieved via the reforms of our industrial coverage, infrastructural enhancement, energy sector innovation and vital budgetary reforms, saying,
“concerning the economic system, we search to restore the very construction of the economic system. We are able to now not flourish as an economic system primarily based on pure useful resource extraction”.
“We should grow to be a dynamic, diversified economic system the place those that need to work can discover a good job. However allow us to even be a society sufficiently compassionate to assist those that can’t assist themselves.
We should revive manufacturing and industrial development in order to create jobs in addition to produce the products and companies that enhance the each day lives of the common particular person.
“We search a minimal of six % development yearly via reform of our industrial coverage, infrastructural enhancement, energy sector innovation and vital budgetary reform”.
Within the agric sector, he promised to ensure meals safety via enhanced productiveness and improved farm incomes in an effort to be certain that no youngster goes to mattress with out meals to eat.
“Ultimately, could no Nigerian guardian ship a baby to mattress hungry, despairing what tomorrow would possibly carry. As a substitute, let all of our youngsters, no matter their religion or creed, have the ability to lay their head down believing in a greater tomorrow of hope renewed.”
On the finish of the townhall assembly, the general public that graced the occasion had been of the views that contemplating the evaluation, methods out and factors raised and clearly marshalled out by Asiwaju Tinubu, there is perhaps hope of higher days forward for Nigerians and the nation with the approaching 2023 normal elections.
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