APC ex-Chairman appeals to Nigerians to give Tinubu more time to fix hardship

The former Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State, Dr Ben Nwoye, has urged Nigerians to be patient and give President Bola Tinubu more time to fix hardship within the country.

Nwoye made the appeal on Tuesday in Enugu while speaking to newsmen on the planned forthcoming palliative programmes and initiatives cutting across very sectors and human endeavours in the country.

It would be recalled that President Tinubu, on Monday, announced list of planned palliative provisions in his national broadcast captioned: “After Darkness Comes the Glorious Dawn”.

The APC stalwart said that the Pesident should be given benefit of doubt, adding that Nigerians should take it cool with the President as “he clearly understood the current situation”.

According to him, President Tinubu has done enormous research and brainstorming with his team to come out with this laudable palliative programmes and initiatives.

“What the President needed from us now, as Nigerians, is to give him the benefit of doubt and be more patient with him.

“He also needed our encouragement, positive words and prayers for him to succeed with all his good and laudable intentions in terms of palliative programmes and initiatives which he enumerated on Monday.

“President Bola Tinubu has remained a focused and sensitive person all his life and he knows the pain and struggle Nigerians are going though.

“President Tinubu will be the last person to take Nigerians for granted especially as they pass though some discomfort over the subsidy removal,” he said.

The former chairman, however, urged Nigerians to also look inward and see how much their state and local governments can do to cushion the situation by implementing palliative measures.

He urged Nigerians to also demand palliative from their immediate governments at state and local levels as they took monthly partake in sharing the federation allocation.

“Nigerians should not spare their state and council governments only to direct their needs on the Federal Government alone.

“State and council governments collect monthly federation allocation, which can be used to draw up and implement palliative programmes for Nigerians in their states and localities,” he added.

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