Tinubu: insecurity challenges over soon

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu last night reassured Nigerians that an end is in sight for the prevailing security and economic challenges.

They – challenges- will soon be over, Tinubu told members of the National Assembly, who were at the State House for the Iftar (Ramadan fast breaking) yesterday.

Tinubu expressed optimism that the challenges will not defeat Nigeria.

Acknowledging ongoing security concerns, Tinubu praised the armed forces and their leaders for their sacrifices and vowed to uphold their integrity and the country’s sovereignty.

He said: “Yes, we are definitely challenged. The security challenges around us, our armed forces are trying, but we will not allow them to undermine the integrity and the value of our armed forces and the leadership of the armed forces.

“We will continue to encourage and fight for our sovereignty, our individual right to exist, banish poverty from our society.

“The national challenge that we face will be over, the economic challenge, we’re about turning the corner. Our revenue is improving and you can see it reflected in the subnationals. All we have to do is… and manage ourselves much better.

“The light is on at the end of the tunnel and Nigeria will smile again. I know you share bread without butter, maybe time around we’ll put butter beside your bread.

“The challenges of insecurity will be over, they can’t defeat us; we have to rescue our country. It’s in this freedom and strong determination that we believe we can bring about prosperity to every one of us.

“We’re entitled to it and definitely, I assure you, you will partake in the essence of the prosperity.”

He thanked the Senate for its works, particularly the recent passage of the Students Loan Bill into law.

“I know the arithmetic of the numbers that I brought to the Senate and I know what I got back. I thank all of you for the expeditious handling of the budget”, he said.

Speaking for the first time on the 2024 Budget controversy, he dismissed claims of embellishment as “malicious.”

Akpabio expressed the commitment of lawmakers towards ensuring the Renewed Hope Agenda succeeds.

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