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I’m no President to give excuses- Tinubu

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President Bola Tinubu said he will work hard with purpose and determination to create wealth for all Nigerians, saying he is not a President that gives excuses.

President Tinubu said this while welcoming a high-powered 62-man delegation of Rivers State stakeholders, comprising leaders from state chapters of the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), to the State House, Abuja.

He noted that blessed with enormous human capacity and natural resource wealth, neither Rivers State nor Nigeria has any business being associated with poverty, insecurity or under-development, assuring that under his leadership, the narrative will be permanently and positively changed.

According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, the President told the visitors that he will work hard for the country and will not look back, adding that the administration will run aggressively forward to change the narrative of backwardness.

He noted that the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, has left big shoes to fill for the new Rivers Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, and one of his most trusted allies, Rivers State will always have direct access to him in their joint march toward sustainable development.

“We are not meant to be in a position to be poor. We will turn the tide! Somewhere, somehow in this storm, there’s a quiet and peaceful place for us. We will locate it! We are not lazy people. We are richly endowed. We just need to be our brother’s keeper, and good neighbours to one another.

“I am not a President that will give excuses. I will work hard for our nation with purpose, determination and dedication to create wealth for all Nigerians. We have no reason to be poor! We will not look back, we will run aggressively forward.

“Today, we may be swimming against the tide, but the waves will soon propel us forward from behind. We will achieve the goals and dreams of our forefathers. I am inspired by the nation of people I now lead,” the President said.

Tinubu noted that concerning infrastructure development in Rivers State, he had heard the cries of prominent Rivers sons, with particular reference to the Eleme Junction-Onne axis of the East-West Road, linking the Port Harcourt Refinery.

On this, the President said the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, is a strong adviser, and would follow up on the issue for prompt action.

Advising the younger generation to be more patient with the processes of government, the President said: “I am the Captain and Chief Salesman of the country. We have to reverse the trend and achieve possibilities within a short period of time. Our people have high expectations for us. I pledge to work hard, and I pray to God to put me on the right path, not to disappoint Nigerians.”