Nigerians are not the only ones facing poverty and suffering – President Tinubu

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President Bola Tinubu says Nigerians are not the only ones facing poverty in the world.  

 

According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Ajuri Ngelale, the President said this in Lagos on Monday, June 17, when he received a delegation from the National Assembly who came to felicitate with him on the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir.

 

While admitting that there is poverty and suffering in the land, President Tinubu said the challenges must be tackled.

 

“Yes, there is poverty; there is suffering in the land. We are not the only people facing such, but we must face our challenges. We must find a way to eliminate banditry and terrorism so that farmers can bring out food from the farmland. If you do not have good roads to bring the food to the population, even if you grow the food and you are losing 60-70 per cent to damages, you will pay the price,” the President said

 

He challenged citizens to have a change of mindset about Nigeria if the nation is to overcome its current challenges.

 

“The need (for some citizens) to change the rent-seeking mindset and become more productive to the economy is a challenge. The need to stop smuggling and all economic sabotage. Why should we have people removing rail tracks and all that, stealing electric cables and sabotaging the economy?

 

We must embrace the campaign to change our value system. We must tell our people that the challenge we face is for all of us to change our mindset about our country,” the President said

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