President Bola Tinubu was brutally honest with Nigerians, informing them that there are no quick fixes to the nation’s pressing issues and reiterating his plea for people to be patient given the hardships brought on by the elimination of petroleum subsidies.
Tinubu promised that after the pain of today, tomorrow would be better.
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He spoke in Abuja at the unveiling of Chief Edwin Clark’s 688-page autobiography, Brutally Frank, the former Federal Commissioner for Information.
President Tinubu stated that the answer to Nigeria’s issue could not be like instant coffee, comparing the country’s current situation to the pain of childbirth and the joy that will follow.
He expressed hope that the federal government’s palliatives would contribute to lessening the pain and trauma.
The 25-chapter book centres on Clark’s career spanning more than seven decades as a teacher, commissioner, minister, senator, and national activist.
Tinubu, who was represented by Senator George Akume, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, described Clark as a member of the extremely uncommon class of extraordinary men known as the Iroko of the South-South and the Eagle of Nigeria.