The Presidency, yesterday, reeled out what it described as achievements scored by President Bola Tinubu during his first 100 days in office.
It claimed: “While striving to reduce the impact of the high cost of living on citizens, President Tinubu has focused on redirecting our economy and removing impediments to productivity and competitiveness, so that the real sector can grow and create millions of decent jobs that are essential for long term economic growth.”
The Presidency noted: “This period may be challenging, but the President has planted seeds of national transformation, growth, and all-round development.”
It, therefore, appealed to Nigerians and labour unions “to continue to support the government and show more understanding,” adding: “We must continue to work hard and confidently press forward to the glory of a greater Nigeria.”
In a statement signed by Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mallam Mohammed Idris, the Presidency said: “Tinubu took a bold and courageous decision to remove fuel subsidy to avert a national economic catastrophe of epic proportions. Fuel subsidy was a Sword of Damocles that hung over Nigeria for decades. It stunted growth and set the country a-borrowing.”
“In addition to subsidy removal, President Tinubu took further steps to unify the multiple foreign exchange markets. While these two vital steps to save the country from hitting the rocks brought momentary discomfort to Nigerians, President Tinubu has never failed in his appeal to Nigerians to see the current inconveniences as a price we must all pay to save our country from disappearing.”
Also, a civil society organisation, Future Nigeria Movement (FNM), advised the president to task all his appointees and periodically evaluate them.
The group, in a statement by its convener, Livingstone Wechie, advised the President to support and protect ordinary Nigerians, and hold state governors to account on finances.