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Nigerians not meant to be poor – Tinubu 



The Nigerian President Bola Tinubu revealed that Nigeria has no business being a poor country, promising to turn the tide of development in Nigeria’s favour. 

This was disclosed in a statement by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Thursday in Abuja. 

The statement came after the president stated this at a meeting with a 62-man delegation from Rivers, comprising leaders from both the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to the State House, Abuja. 


Tinubu assured Nigerians that our resources would be adequately harnessed for the benefit of citizens, adding: 

He added that today Nigeria is swimming against the tide. But the waves will soon propel us forward from behind. 

The President also noted that 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. 

He noted that the  FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, is a strong adviser, and will follow up on the issue for prompt action. 

Gov. Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers told the President that the people of Rivers State voted for him in the last general elections based on their belief in fairness, equity and justice.  

He also praised the president for the appointments of Wike; Ngelale, and other sons and daughters of Rivers into the Boards and Management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), as well as other institutions.