The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Sen. Abdullahi Gumel, says President Bola Tinubu has shown strong commitment for Nigeria’s renewed hope in his 100 days in office.
Gumel disclosed this on Monday in Abuja at a news conference to mark the President’s 100 days in office.
According to him, the activities that have taken place within the period are evidences that the president is prepared to revitalize the Nigerian economy.
He stated that, “Tinubu’s courage to publicize punsubsidy removal on May 29 shows his determination to put Nigeria on the path of economic growth and sustainability.”
Gumel applauded the President’s political will to dare a move that many governments before him avoided, adding that it showed his “love for Nigeria”.
He further said the President was aware of the impact of the subsidy removal, adding that he was making efforts to cushion the effects.
“President Tinubu’s resolve to revamp the economy was evident from the beginning of this administration when he announced the removal of oil subsidy, which has become a cankerworm.
“Such a daring move can only be taken by someone with political will and we thank him for that action,’’ he said.
He said the President was determined to ensure that the leakage occasioned by the subsidy regime was completely eliminated, in spite of efforts by beneficiaries of subsidy to sabotage his effort.
“The beneficiaries of subsidy will stop at nothing to sabotage this government.
“So, Nigerians should be patient as the president is doing everything to cushion the effect of the subsidy removal.
“For instance, the N5 billion released to state governments and other measures being put in place to ensure that the impact of the subsidy removal was minimized are all evidence that he means well for Nigerians.