Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, the supreme head of Iwoland, has asked Nigerians to have patience while President Bola Ahmed Tinubu works to fix the nation’s economic problems.
The withdrawal of gasoline subsidies, which the president announced on Monday, according to Oba Akanbi, is vital to reduce needless waste since they mainly benefit a select few.
The Osun monarch announced this in a statement released on Friday by his press secretary, Alli Ibraheem.
He characterized President Tinubu as a leader who has a strong commitment to the welfare of the populace and asserted that the withdrawal of gasoline subsidies would have a significant positive impact on defenseless Nigerians in the long run.
Then, the royal father pleaded with Tinubu to put in place transitional measures to lessen its immediate impact on the economy.
I’m an optimist,” the message said. All Nigerians ought to be. Our shared goal and satisfaction should be the grandeur of Nigeria.
“The subvention system is a form of organized criminality designed to enrich the few wealthy Nigerians. It poses a threat to the development and existence of our beloved nation. In Nigeria, no administration can remain in power by providing subsidies for fuel use.
“The elimination of subsidies is a gift in disguise. Tinubu is a charismatic leader with exceptional administrative skills. The people of Nigeria should be patient with him.
“All of his leading election rivals previously made withdrawal of subsidies a campaign promise for their respective parties. Let’s help this administration thrive by being sincere and patriotic.
“The president has to expedite the execution of a national remedy that would lessen Nigerians’ immediate suffering as a result of the loss of subsidies.
“Tinubu is a pride and a national asset. From the South West, we have offered Nigerians our very best. We have complete confidence in his ability to run things. Under him, Nigerians are secure.
“The regime of elimination will finally get us back on course. I implore Nigerians, especially the labor union, to be forgiving of President Tinubu.
Oba Akanbi urged the leaders of Organised Labour to change their minds about going on strike and staging a demonstration over the elimination of gasoline subsidies, stating that doing so would only make the situation worse.
“Protests and industrial action will be more detrimental to our economy than beneficial. He wants our help to reduce waste and boost our economy.
“In developed nations, housing and healthcare are subsidized, not petroleum. Soon, under this new administration, I shall look forward to such things, Oluwo continued.