Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, in a recent interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics commended the bold and audacious steps taken by President Bola Tinubu since assuming office, stating that the country was on the brink when the administration commenced.
Governor Abiodun praised the administration for its decisive actions, noting, “They’ve taken the bull by the horns. They’ve done what no government has done in the history of Nigeria.”
He emphasized that President Tinubu inherited an administration that was on the verge of collapse, describing the challenges as almost pushing the nation into a state of comatose. Governor Abiodun highlighted the groundbreaking move of deregulating the petroleum industry as a significant step taken by President Tinubu to alleviate the burden on Nigerians.
“President Tinubu has been able to do what no president has ever been able to do in the history of Nigeria,” Governor Abiodun remarked.
Despite acknowledging the existing challenges, Governor Abiodun urged Nigerians to exercise patience, expressing confidence in the Tinubu-led administration’s capability to address the nation’s issues.
He added, “You know our President, besides being a former governor and a senator, he is also an accountant. So, he is someone who is very spot on, and all hands are on deck to turn this economy around. We are very hopeful, and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.”
This statement follows Anambra State Governor Charles Soludo’s recent assertion that Tinubu’s administration took over a “dead economy.” Soludo emphasized that the regime inherited an economy that seemed to stand but was already beyond revival.
Earlier in the month, during infrastructure loan negotiations in Saudi Arabia, President Tinubu also acknowledged substantial fiscal and infrastructure deficits inherited from the previous administration.
It’s noteworthy that President Tinubu assumed office on May 29, 2023, succeeding former President Muhammadu Buhari, both of whom belong to the All Progressives Congress.