April 19, 2024

Tinubu’s reforms yielding positive results — Alake

Alake emerges chair of Africa Minerals Strategy Group


By Gabriel Ewepu

THE Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Dele Alake, yesterday, said the reforms President Bola Tinubu embarked upon since assumption of office have started manifesting in the resurgence of the nation’s economy.

Speaking while hosting a delegation of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Professionals Forum led by a former governor of Bauchi State, Isa Yuguda, Alake noted that Tinubu’s progressive leadership and courage in taking difficult decisions was turning the tide, putting the economy on a strong footing.

He said: “The President has chosen to leave a legacy of taking difficult decisions that will herald enduring structures that will not only outlast the administration, but also make it impossible for successive administrations to deviate from.

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“The society would have become used to a certain standard of service delivery at the end of the Tinubu administration that Nigerians will no more settle for anything less.”

Highlighting the Federal Government’s efforts towards infrastructural renewal, citing the Lagos-Calabar coastal road, he said: “On completion of that coastal road, the amount of tourism that will be generated along that axis is unimaginable. It will be one of the longest tourism coast town drive in Africa, not to talk of the ease of movement of goods and services; the economic impact of ports along the route, and it will finally link up to Sokoto – a project which has been in the pipeline for more than 30 years.”

In his remarks, Yuguda urged Nigerians and the Federal Government to support Alake, stressing that solid minerals have all it takes to overtake oil as the mainstay of the nation’s economy.

Throwing light on the mission of the APC professionals’ forum, Yuguda explained that the group is a foremost group of patriotic professionals in diverse fields committed to nation building.