President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Monday asked members of his cabinet to work hard to revive the country’s economy because Nigeria is in a difficult time.
Tinubu spoke on Monday when he inaugurated the federal executive council (FEC) at the Aso Rock villa, Abuja.
The president said the ministers have the capacity to make a difference in the ministries that they have been assigned to oversee.
“We have talents; we have the level of intellectuals and capacity to turn this country around,” he said.
“You and I know that the expectation is high and there is a tough time right now, therefore, we must work hard, commit ourselves and create a buoyant economy that will serve every Nigerian.
“We must unlock the energy and natural resources of this country. We must start to produce for ourselves, dig ourselves out of the woods, focus on education, and healthcare, and make social investments that are essential for the development of our people.
“Our priority areas are defined in our economic programmes. Every area is our priority and you belong in the driver’s position to realise and make that priority a fulfilling promise to the entire nation and the continent of Africa.”
Tinubu said members of his cabinet must achieve the kind of economy Nigerians have envisioned.
“I am ready to listen. Like I said to the Nigerian Bar Association yesterday, I am ready even for corrections because only God is perfect,” he said.
The president said the ministers should not be afraid of making decisions as that is the “problem of leadership”.