Our policies not to punish citizens – Tinubu

… says ‘we’ll face Nigeria’s problems squarely’

President Bola Tinubu, on Thursday, said policies that are being rolled out by his administration are not meant to punish Nigerians.

Tinubu stated this while addressing members of the All Progressives Congress at the party’s National Executive Committee meeting in Abuja.

Since Tinubu’s assumption of office on May 29, he has taken several policy decisions that have been condemned by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party and Labour Party as anti-people.

Some of such policies include the unification of exchange rate and the removal of petrol subsidy, which has resulted in the increase in the prices of commodities and transport fares.

But Tinubu assured that his administration intends to tackle Nigeria’s problems “squarely” and not cause hardship for citizens.

He said, “Nigeria is going through some issues and I have sufficiently addressed it in my broadcast and the acting national chairman also spoke about it in his address.

“We will face it squarely to re-engineer the economy of this country. We must find a way to satisfy the yearnings of the common man and we must ensure that all the policies we roll out work for the common man. Our policies are for the people not to punish the people.”

The president also adjudged the 2023 general elections as the “most” credible in Nigeria’s history.

Tinubu added, “Yes, we are facing challenges in the court but I think this is the most credible election in Nigeria.

“So, we must congratulate ourselves. As democrats, those who cannot accept the results of a free and fair election do not deserve the joy of victory.

“There are governance issues and we are taking it heads on, we must oil the wheel and grease it and we are. I have submitted ministerial lists to the senate for screening and approval.

“We are in the process of establishing fully the government of the people, for the people and by the people.”

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