Governor Rotimi Akeredolu pointed out that Nigeria, with its population exceeding 200 million, should have no obstacles to achieving economic greatness.
Akeredolu, therefore, implored Nigerians to collaborate in addressing the multitude of issues that the nation is grappling with.
His remarks were delivered during the Jumat Service at the Central Mosque in Akure, which was part of the celebrations for Nigeria’s 63rd independence anniversary.
The governor held firm in his belief that the country has the capacity to overcome all its challenges.
Speaking through Commissioner Raimi Aminu of Works and Infrastructure, the governor implored Nigerians to work together with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration to resolve issues and bring relief to all citizens.
Akeredolu said that ‘the Tinubu-led administration was putting in place frantic efforts to deliver the dividends of democracy to Nigerians and put smiles on faces of Nigerians and that the country becomes a place of pride.’
‘The task before us is to build a viable and strong economy that would generate a prosperous, progressive and dignified country.’
‘We can only attain this by more hard work,, enterprise, peace, creativity and defence of our country,’ he said.
Akeredolu said that his administration had established relief measures to cushion the effects of fuel subsidy removal by the Federal Government.
He also mentioned that the state government is taking steps to distribute farm inputs to farmers, aiming to increase food production. Moreover, he highlighted the temporary suspension of registration and consultancy fees at government hospitals across the state.
The governor assured that the state government is fully dedicated to improving the conditions of the state’s people. He encouraged citizens to steer clear of wrongdoing and to safeguard the state.
In his earlier remarks, the Chief Imam of the state, Sheikh Abdulhakeem Yayi Akorede, appealed to the government under Tinubu’s leadership to address the nation’s economic and infrastructure issues in order to alleviate the suffering experienced by Nigerians.
Akorede lamented the unfortunate circumstance where Nigerians are suffering immensely due to the unmanageable cost of living and crumbling infrastructure.
He shared his positive expectations regarding Tinubu’s agenda to tackle the diverse challenges confronting the nation, highlighting the president’s receptive nature.
The Chief Imam called upon those contesting the president’s election victory in the tribunal to retract their lawsuits, allowing the government to fully concentrate on the mandate of ensuring security and creating a conducive environment for Nigerians to prosper.