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Tinubu vows comprehensive efforts to tackle Nigeria’s socio-economic woes; stakeholders pledge support in tripartite summit



Tinubu vows comprehensive efforts to tackle Nigeria's socio-economic woes; stakeholders pledge support in tripartite summit

Tinubu vows comprehensive efforts to tackle Nigeria’s socio-economic woes; stakeholders pledge support in tripartite summit


In a resolute commitment to confront Nigeria’s pressing socio-economic challenges, President Bola Tinubu assured the nation of relentless efforts during a tripartite meeting held in Abuja on Sunday. Alongside governors and prominent business figures, Tinubu reiterated the administration’s dedication to exploring all avenues for amelioration.

The gathering, attended by notable personalities including Governors Charles Soludo of Anambra and Dapo Abiodun of Ogun, as well as business magnates Aliko Dangote, Abdulsamad Rabiu, Tony Elumelu, and Segun Ajayi-Kadir, Director-General of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, marked a collaborative endeavor to address the multifaceted issues gripping the nation.

Acknowledging the gravity of the situation, Tinubu emphasized the imperative of engaging with stakeholders to formulate sustainable solutions. “Let’s look at what we’re doing right and what we’re doing wrong to bring life back to the economy,” he stated, reaffirming the centrality of the Nigerian populace in governmental considerations. “We are very much concerned from students to mothers and fathers, farmers, the traders and realizing that every one of us will have to fetch water from the same well.”

NAN reports that the President underscored the administration’s commitment to providing hope and reassurance amidst the prevailing economic downturn, recognizing the collective responsibility to uplift the downtrodden. “We are not saying that we have all the answers. But we will not be blamed for not trying,” Tinubu asserted, pledging concerted efforts toward formulating effective strategies for economic revival.

Governor Soludo echoed Tinubu’s sentiments, emphasizing the necessity for collaborative action and imbued patriotism to steer the nation towards sustainable growth. “We have all the potential and we have all that it takes to make Nigeria ride through these turbulent times and put the economy back on sustainable growth,” he remarked, highlighting unity of purpose as paramount.

In solidarity with the federal government’s initiatives, Governor Abiodun affirmed the resolve of all governors to collaborate in providing necessary interventions to mitigate the impact of ongoing reforms. “Government at all tiers would not leave them alone in this trying period,” he assured, promising tangible relief measures and asserting the collective determination to navigate adversity.

The involvement of prominent business figures such as Aliko Dangote, Abdulsamad Rabiu, Tony Elumelu, and Segun Ajayi-Kadir underscored the importance of public-private partnerships in fostering economic resilience. Dangote reiterated the nation’s potential for greatness, expressing confidence in Nigeria’s trajectory toward transformation despite prevailing challenges.

Rabiu, Chairman of the BUA Group, highlighted deliberations on critical issues such as foreign exchange rates, affirming collective efforts to address manipulative practices impacting the economy. Elumelu echoed the sentiment, emphasizing the transformative potential of collaborative solutions in alleviating poverty and stimulating employment.

Ajayi-Kadir, representing the private sector, conveyed optimism regarding the implementation of decisions taken at the meeting. With assurances from the President, he emphasized the pivotal role of the private sector in driving positive change and urged Nigerians to remain hopeful amidst ongoing challenges.

As the nation grapples with socio-economic turbulence, the tripartite summit convened by President Tinubu signals a unified resolve to confront adversity head-on. With government and private sector stakeholders aligning their efforts, there remains cautious optimism for a brighter economic future, underpinned by collaborative action and unwavering determination to uplift the nation.

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