We’ll govern, not rule over you


NEWLY sworn in President of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu, has assured Nigerians that his administration will govern and not rule over them.

Tinubu stated this while delivering his inaugural speech at the Eagles Square on Monday, May 29.

“Our administration will govern you only on your behalf but never rule over you. We shall consult and dialogue but never dictate. We shall reach out to all but never put down a single person for holding a view contrary to our own.

“We are here to further mend and heal this nation, not tear and injure it,” Tinubu said.

“Whether from the widened creek of Niger Delta, the vast space of Northern savannah, the board of Lagos and the bustling capital of Abuja and busy market of Onitsha as your president, I shall not serve you with prejudice but with passion,” he added.

The President also announced during his speech that his administration will terminate the subsidy on petroleum products. “Subsidy is gone,” he said.

On the economy, the former Lagos State governor said his administration will target at least six per cent GDP growth.

“In economy, we’ll target not less than 6 per cent growth in GDP growth. We’ll do this through budgetary reforms. We’ll use a full range of domestic manufacturing and lessen importation,” Tinubu said.

He committed to evaluating concerns about numerous taxes to increase foreign direct investment.

Commenting on his predecessor, Tinubu said Buhari had done his best.

“Permit me to say a few words to my predecessor, President Muhammadu Buhari. You have been an honest man and patriotic leader. Buhari has done his best for the nation.”


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