February 28, 2024

Hardship didn’t start with Tinubu —Ambode

Ambode, EFCC

Akinwunmi Ambode

LAGOS—FORMER governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has said that the current hardship in Nigeria did not start with the President Bola Tinubu-led administration.

Ambode spoke at the Akinjide Adeosun Foundation, AAF’s 2024 Leadership Colloquium and Award: Chapter 8, with the theme: ‘Economic Asphyxiation–The Wisdom of Authentic Leaders’, held at Alliance Francaise, in Ikoyi.
The former governor, who said that Nigeria’s problem had a long history, said the country needs a courageous President like Tinubu to fix them frontally.

He said: “It (challenges) has nothing to do with the singular person called Mr Presiadent; but if we don’t understand the fundamentals, we will start playing the blame games. We need to face our problems frontally.

“The major issue is that we are even tired of not fixing our issues. Now, we have found somebody that has decided in person of President Tinubu.”

Urging Nigerians to stop the blame games, he said: “Until we decide ourselves to say that we should unite for the common cause called Nigeria, the security issues will not go.

“We are all in a position to actually support Mr President, let us start to look at it from a different prism.
“We don’t have to wake up in the morning and talk ill of Nigeria. We get what we profess about Nigeria.”

“We must think out of the box. We have to feed ourselves. When we start to think by ourselves and today we will resolve the issues concerning Nigeria, we will smile,” he added.