PRESIDENT Bola Tinubu has tasked state governors, the National Assembly and state Houses of Assembly members to prioritise Nigerians’ welfare.
Tinubu made the call on Monday, June 12, while delivering his first maiden Democracy Day address.
“I enjoin us all to rededicate ourselves to strengthening this form of government of free peoples that has been our guiding light these past 24 years. In particular, those of us who have been privileged to be elected into public offices at various levels in both the executive and legislative arms of government must recommit ourselves to offering selfless service to the people and delivering concrete democracy dividends in accordance with our electoral promises.
“On my part and that of my administration, I pledge anew our commitment to diligently fulfilling every component of our electoral pact with the people – the ‘Renewed Hope’ agenda.
“We shall be faithful to truth. Faithful to equity. And faithful to justice. We shall exercise our authority and mandate to govern with fairness, respect for the rule of law, and commitment to always uphold the dignity of all our people,” the president said.
The ICIR had reported how the president promised to invest massively in transportation, power, health, education and other sectors of the Nigerian economy to cushion the pains Nigerians are experiencing over the removal of subsidy on petrol.
Report shows the subsidy removal led to more than 200 per cent in the price of a litre of petrol, otherwise known as premium motor spirit (PMS).
Tinubu’s full speech is here.