Nigeria’s First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has said that her husband, President Bola Tinubu, is not a magician to solve many of Nigeria’s problems at the same time, News About Nigeria reports.
The former Lagos Senator disclosed this on Sunday, in her address during Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Anniversary at interdenominational church service, adding that the President is diligently working to address the challenges inherited by his government.
Speaking on the theme of the service, “Christ in you, the hope of glory,” Mrs Tinubu emphasized the importance of good governance and encouraged Nigerians to embrace hope and unity in the face of difficulties.
“A Nigeria of abundance has begun, and to be part of the greatness that God has started in the nation, Nigerians must look beyond their current realities and embrace hope anew,” she said.
Addressing the nation’s diverse population, she urged everyone to celebrate the unity that defines the country, stating the need to keep hope alive. She also revealed that her husband had engaged in consultations with the international community and world investors to help Nigeria out of its many challenges.
Mrs Tinubu said, “All we inherited are things that had happened many years ago; we are not here to put blame on any administration but to fix what has been damaged. My husband is not a magician; he is going to work, and I believe and hope that we will have peace in this country; the best is yet to come to us.”
Meanwhile, the President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, Rev. Israel Akanji, following the footsteps of the first lady, assured Nigerians that they would overcome the country’s many challenges. He commended President Tinubu’s address and urged the government to fulfil its promises to the people.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume who also graced the occasion, appealed to Nigerians to be patient, while acknowledging that solving the nation’s complex problems would take time.
He assured the public that several measures were already in place to address the issues at hand, but noted that the problems while be solved gradually, and not instantly.