President Bola Tinubu on Thursday asked Nigerians not to think negatively about the country, but to remember that every Nigerian made a pledge in the country’s national pledge to be faithful to the country.
The President, who said this in his speech during the launch of the 3,112 housing units in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, said that Nigerians should maintain a positive outlook on the country as optimism leads to success.
President Tinubu was quoted by The Nation as saying, “Don’t think of your country negatively; before I left home this morning, I asked for the pledge, a page out of it and we have to relaunch it, relaunch it to be committed to the greatness, the hope of our country, it is our country.”
Speaking further, the President said, “You pledge to Nigeria your country, my country to be faithful, loyal, and honest, to serve Nigeria with all your strength, you saw it on the field of play yesterday, you are all rejoicing.”
Citing the example of the Super Eagles’ victory against Bafana Bafana of South Africa on Wednesday in the Semi Final match at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nation, Tinubu said that “Every one of us loves victory, we love to win when you are positive and hopeful, Nigeria is winning.”
SaharaReporters earlier reported that the leaderships of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Thursday issued a 14-day strike notice to the President Bola Tinubu-led Federal Government.
The unions, in a statement, had said they were furious over the government’s failure to implement a 16-point agreement signed in October 2023, which aimed to address the “massive suffering” caused by the hike in petrol prices and naira devaluation, policies blamed for worsening economic hardship.
The NLC and TUC had issued a stern ultimatum to the Federal Government to honour their part of the understanding within 14 days from Friday 9th day of February 2024.