By MBACHU GODWIN, Abuja
A group under the auspices of Progressive Alliance Movement, PAM has urged Nigerians to support the Tinubu’s government to enable it deliver on its eight point agenda.
Addressing a Press Conference yesterday in Abuja, National President of the group ,Comrade Michael Newgent Ekamon JP, said president Tinubu’s economic policies and programs within a short period in office have already started yielding fruits and needs the support of Nigerians to succeed.
He said “Sequel to his inauguration on 29th May 2023, President Tinubu has rolled out policies and programmes to ensure the economic well being of Nigerians. Thus his eight (8) Point agenda of food security, ending poverty, economic growth, food security and job creation, improving security, access to Capital, rule of law and war against corruption have started manifesting in the lives of Nigerians.
” Within a short period, the usual power outage in the country has improved to a near steady power supply. The signing of 2023 electricity bill into law by the president has amongst others demonopolised electricity generation, transmission and distribution. By this arrangement, he has empowered state governments, Companies and individuals to generate, distribute and transmit electricity.
“This alone has enhanced the living standards of our people.
Going by the President’s determination to harness the human capital of our youthful population to achieve prosperity for everyone, he charged his ministers during the maiden Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting to look beyond titles and offices and remain focused on their individual and collective contribution to transformation of the economy and the upliftment of Nigerians.”
Speaking further, Ekamon said “It is on record that Tinubu has taken some bold and decisive steps to turn the economy around. Apart from appointments and his zero tolerance for corruption, he has also withdrawn the oil subsidy to enable him transform the economy and improve on the welfare of Nigerians, his cabinet is enriched with men and women of timber and caliber. These personalities have been tested, proven and celebrated in their various calling”
He urged Nigerians to be patient with the multiple effects from the removal of oil subsidy, adding that such hardship is temporary.
“Agreed that it has afflicted Nigerians with pain following it’s multiplier effect, but such pains are temporary or adhoc measures meant to benefit Nigerians soon.
Mr President’s reform agenda. The subsidy withdrawal is not intended to punish Nigerians nor make their lives unbearable; it is for the general good of all Nigerians. I am convinced that we shall in due course be reaping from our President’s economic reforms. Remember, there is no success or development without pain.
“Let it be known to us that the withdrawal will curb the greed for higher profits and deliberate sabotage by a few players in the oil industry which will positively affect the economy of the country.
Apart from ensuring the availability of the product, it will ensure competition in the industry and market forces will drive down the price of fuel as happened to the telecoms sector.
Above all it will banish queues at filling stations”