In a press release issued on Thursday, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the next president of Nigeria, emphasised his commitment to the nation’s economic development.
His government would be committed to “an economy with double-digit GDP growth, increased food security, a strengthened manufacturing base, and an active digital economy in which young people will have abundant opportunity to pursue their ambitions and aspirations.”
According to Tinubu, the nation’s economy and national competence will experience significant growth if he chooses individuals with integrity and skill for his government. He stated, “As your next president, I accept the responsibility at hand. There has been talk of a national unity government. My goal is greater than that. I seek a competent national administration. In choosing my government, I will not be influenced by factors unrelated to talent and performance. The time for political manoeuvring has long since passed. I will collect capable men, women, and youth from across Nigeria to construct a safer, more wealthy, and more just Nigeria. There will be adolescents. Women shall hold major positions. Whether your religion prompts you to pray in a church or a mosque has no bearing on your political position. Character and ability will”
He claimed that he and his staff have been engaged in daily conversations and meetings aimed at developing ideas and policy solutions in order to begin working aggressively for the common good on their first day in office.
He urged Nigerians to disregard critics who conclude that the All Progressives Congress, APC “is fragmented due to the impressive showing of new parties and their candidates,” arguing that these critics are mistaken and that the “emergence of the new parties and their candidates demonstrates the dynamic strength” of Nigeria’s democracy.
The president-elect then urged Nigerians to work with him in unity and dedication to improve the nation, regardless of how they felt about the election results. He requested that Nigerians work together for Nigeria. I ask everyone who voted for me to maintain believing in our national ideas and plans. I also ask that you reach out to your siblings who voted differently than you. Lend the hand of friendship, reconciliation, and community to them. To those of you who did not vote for me, I implore you to have faith in Nigeria and your fellow citizens, including those who voted differently than you. I seek a better Nigeria for more than just myself and my followers. It is yours equally. I do not expect you to abandon your political preferences. This would not be democratic. Please respond to the call of patriotic duty as the loyal opposition.”