The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Sen. George Akume, has appealed to Nigerians to be patient with President Bola Tinubu-led administration, saying his renewed hope agenda will reposition the country.
Akume made the appeal on Friday at a Public Lecture/Special Juma’at Prayer, being part of activities to mark Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Anniversary in Abuja.
According to him, the nation’s economy is fragile and the government being new is a difficult thing to perform miracle to rebuild it.
Reflecting on the journey of the country so far from 1960 till date, Akume recalled that Nigeria had passed through severe challenges, adding that Tinubu’ government had plans to revive the country.
“To be honest, our economy is very fragile now, what is being put in place is intended to revamp, to reactivate the nation’s economy.
“We need to be tolerant, we need to make even more sacrifices for a better tomorrow, and if we don’t sacrifice today, tomorrow may never come.
“I want to say frankly that our better, golden days are still ahead, ” he said.
He said it was the responsibilities of every citizen to continue to build on what the four fathers of Nigeria had done so as to achieve the needed goals.
SGF also used the occasion to appeal to the leadership of Nigeria Labour Congress to always embrace dialogue with the government, saying the administrations was new to call for strike, hence the need to give it time.
Meanwhile, Prof. Luqman Zakariyah, Guest Speaker, who spoke on, ‘Renewed hope in the face of socio-economic challenge in Nigeria: Islamic Model’, highlighted five principles in which Tinubu’s government could achieve the set goals.
“If President Bola Tinubu wants to actualise the renewed hope, these key principles of sincerity, passion for perfection, law enforcement, selflessness and spirituality are needed to include in his agenda.”
Zakariyah, however, placed emphasis on sincerity and spirituality for the new government to reactivate Nigerians’ hope of good governance as expected of leaders by the Almighty Allah even in his instructions to those on authority.
He added that such steps would curb some of the challenges related to insincerity by poor leadership system. (NAN)